Anna Hazare was arrested by the Delhi Police at his flat in Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, ahead of his indefinite fast on August 16. The Police reached Anna’s flat in the wee hours and informed him that he could not leave his home.
Anna is being taken to Officers’ mess, Civil Lines in Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia were also taken into preventive custody by the Delhi Police.
Hundreds of supporters had gathered outside the activist’s house waving flags. Anna asked his supporters not to stop the agitation. He urged the protesters to remain peaceful.
Yesterday, at least 50 supporters of Anna were detained at Jai Prakash Narain Park, the venue of Hazare’s indefinite fast, for defying prohibitory orders clamped in the area.