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50 Hazare supporters detained at fast venue

August 15, 2011 23:39 IST

At least 50 supporters of Anna Hazare were on Monday night detained by Delhi police at Jai Prakash Narain Park, the venue of the anti-graft crusader's planned fast from Tuesday, for defying prohibitory orders clamped in the area.

The supporters of the Gandhian were taken in a police bus to a nearby police station, police said. Hazare has been denied permission by Delhi police to hold his fast at JPN park. They had gathered ahead of Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal bill to express solidarity with him.

Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in some areas of Daryaganj and IP police stations in Central Delhi, which include Jai Prakash Narain Park and Shaheed Park, were clamped on Monday evening. The section prohibits the assembly of five or more people in one place.

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