Delhi Police grant spot for Team Anna’s protest (Lead)

August 10th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Anna Hazare and other civil society activists have been granted a spot adjacent to the Firoz Shah Kotla Ground to hold their protest from Aug 16, Delhi Police said Wednesday.

Team Anna was allotted the Jayaprakash Narayan National Park in central Delhi to hold its protest, Delhi Police said Wednesday.

“Jayaprakash Narayan National Park near Firoz Shah Kotla Ground next to Shahidi Park has been offered subject to permission from land owning agency,” a statement released here said.

Delhi Police July 30 banned any gathering of five or more people under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (IPC) in New Delhi areas, including Jantar Mantar where Hazare sought to hold a fast from Aug 16 to press for a strong Lokpal bill.

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