Anna prays at Rajghat, cops taken by surprise

August 15th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrounded by hundreds of supporters and media personnel, civil society activist Anna Hazare Monday prayed at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat after being denied permission by the Delhi Police to hold a hunger strike.

Hazare, who was scheduled to begin a hunger strike to press for a stronger Lokpal Bill from Tuesday, meditated in one of the lawns near the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Delhi Police were caught unaware by Hazare’s unscheduled stop at Rajghat.

Joint Commissioner of Police Sudhir Yadav had earlier said that if Team Anna went ahead with its protest at the JP Park in the heart of the city, it would be deemed an unlawful gathering as they not agreed to certain conditions.

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