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Team Anna to move Supreme Court against detentions

New Delhi, Tue, 16 Aug 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Terming the detention of veteran social activist Anna Hazare as totally undemocratic, senior lawyer and member of the committee constituted for the Lokpal Bill, Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said they will approach the Supreme Court.


"The action showed that the government has no regard for fundamental rights of the citizens. We will move the Supreme Court," said Bhushan.


"Time has come to rise up against this government. We appeal to people to protest against the government peacefully," he added.


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.


Three other prominent activists Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Shanti Bhushan 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)


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