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Kejriwal lodged in makeshift jail

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on October 13, 2012

Arvind Kejriwal and scores of his supporters were stay put at a makeshift jail in Outer Delhi today after being detained during a protest to demand the resignation of Law Minister Salman Khurshid.

“Still detained inside Bawana stadium. As per law they will have to produce us before magistrate within 24 hours. They will have to do it before 2pm,” Kejriwal, who is demanding the resignation of Khurshid alleging irregularities by an NGO run by him, tweeted this morning.

They were taken to the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Bawana yesterday after they were detained. Besides Kejriwal, the other detained included Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai. Kejriwal said Kumar Vishwas also joined them today.

In a tweet late last night, Kejriwal alleged that police was “selectively picking up volunteers and beating them up” to “terrorise” them.

“If the government thinks that they can silence us, they are mistaken. Every such incident will strengthen our resolve to fight for our country,” he said.

An India Against Corruption spokesperson alleged police beat up a volunteer who came up to offer his arrest. However, police denied the allegations.

Kejriwal and about 100 activists, including disabled people, were yesterday detained after they were stopped from marching towards Prime Minister’s residence demanding the resignation of Khurshid.

The IAC had alleged financial irregularities in the functioning of the Trust run by Khurshid and his wife Louis, a charge denied by both. Khurshid has also threatened to take Kejriwal to court.

Published on October 13, 2012
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