After detention, Delhi police arrest Anna Hazare

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New Delhi, Aug 16: Delhi police finally arrested Gandhian crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday, Aug 16. Earlier on the day, Hazare was detained from his Delhi residence just ahead of his scheduled fast protest at JP Park.

Anna, after his detention, has been taken to an undisclosed place. The government has been confronted with nation-wide criticism over their latest move to arrest 74-year-old Anna.

According the sources, police arrested Hazare after accusing him (Anna) of creating nuisance among public as he (Anna) had urged people to start agitation nation-wide.

Police issued section 144 at JP Park, Raj Ghat and several other parts in the national capital preventing public gathering. Sources also informed that more than 100 supporters of Anna in Delhi have been detained so far.

Lawyer and another team Anna member, Prashant Bhushan chided that government wants to bring a "corruption bill" and not a "Lokpal Bill". Continuing his statement, Mr Bhushan also informed that Anna will continue his fast if he is forcefully moved to Maharashtra.

Watch Video: Anna's message to the nation before arrested

Meanwhile, responding to Anna's call, people from all around the country emerged on road courting arrest. People in Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jamshedpur and many other cities joined rallies at different places supporting Anna Hazare and his struggle against corruption.

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