Anna to get bail only after appearing before the Magistrate

Anna Hazare
New Delhi, Aug 16:The arrested Gandhian crusader, Anna Hazare will now have to appear before a magistrate to get bail.

Hazare was arrested under Section 107/51 after he was detained at his residence even before he could go to the venue where he would continue his fast. Along with Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Shanti Bhushan and Manish Sisodia have also been put under preventive arrest by the Delhi police.

Anna was taken to the General Officers Mess in Civil Lines, New Delhi. The decision on his bail will be taken after his appearing before the magistrate.Calling his arrest unconstitutional, Kiran Bedi said.

"This is exactly what happened during emergency. Emergency has revisited the country. This detention is unconstitutional and undemocratic," said Bedi.

"When our freedom is restricted, it is as good as being arrested.

"When Anna asked what are the charges against us, the police said that they have been instructed to do so," added Kiran Bedi.

"I will approach the court today. There will be massive protests across the country including Delhi. The government will not be able to handle the storm now," said other eminent member of team Anna and lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

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