Team Anna, police close to agreement (Second Lead)

August 17th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Team Anna and the Delhi Police were close to an agreement on the number of days for Anna Hazare’s fast to push for a strong Lokpal Bill, police sources said late Wednesday.

According to Delhi Police sources, as per a new agreement, Hazare has been given three weeks to stage the protest.

Earlier, the police had given him seven days, which was extendable, while Team Hazare was demanding a month.

“We want one month, but the government (is) giving us less number of days,” Kiran Bedi, a key confidante of Hazare, had earlier told reporters outside Tihar Jail where Hazare is. The 74-year-old has refused to leave the jail even after being released till his demand for continuing his fast without conditions is met.

The original fast venue of J.P. Park had been ruled out due to lack of space and the Delhi Police had agreed to the protest at the Ramlila Ground.

The police have relaxed six of the sticking conditions, including its bar on the number of people and cars.

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