New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting of Cabinet Committee of Political Affairs (CCPA) to discuss the strategy after crackdown on Team Anna.
As per reports, Home Minister P Chidambaram is meeting the Prime Minister ahead of the CCPA meet.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also convened a meeting of the NDA to discuss the situation emerging out of the arrest
The 73-year-old Gandhian was taken into custody from a residential area in Delhi before he was to proceed to the venue of his fast in Jai Prakash Narain Park where prohibitory orders are in place.
Two other prominent activists Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi were also taken into preventing custody.
According to sources, senior police officials, including DCP (Crime) Ashok Chand, met Hazare this morning at an east Delhi apartment where he was staying in a bid to convince him to not go ahead with his planned protest.
However, Hazare turn down the request following which he was detained, Times Now reports.
Around 500 supporters were with Anna at the time of his detention.
Around 500 police personnel have been deployed from early morning itself after the city police imposed Section 144 around the park, police sources said.
Hazare had yesterday asked his supporters to fill up jails across the country if he was arrested after being denied permission to hold fast here.
He said once he is arrested, people should fill up the jails in every village across the country. "Going to jail for the country is no crime...It is a decoration," he said.
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat had said that prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC has been imposed in some areas of Daryaganj and IP police stations, which include Jai Prakash Narain Park and Shaheed Park. (ANI)