Kejriwal released, heads to protest again

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 08:01 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IBNS): Social activist Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters were released on Saturday following his arrest on Friday for trying to lead a protest march to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence.

The activist-turned-politician, who spent the night in a makeshift jail in Bawana, on the outskirts of Delhi, along with around 150 supporters, is already on his way to protest at Parliament Street against Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid over embezzlement charges.

Kejriwal said that the protests would continue till Union law minister Salman Khurshid resigns.

"As per law, they will have to produce us before magistrate within 24 hours. They will have to do it before 3 pm. Either we will be arrested and taken to Tihar Jail or we will be released. If we are released, we will go to Parliament Street and continue our protest. We appeal to people to come and join us there," Kejriwal has said earlier on Saturday.

Kejriwal along with 400 supporters, including disabled people from the Rashtriya Viklang Party assembled at Janpath on Friday and planned to move towards the Prime Minister's residence but they were stopped by the police at Janpath.

They staged a sit-in demonstration after the police did not allow them to proceed.

The police reportedly detained them after they refused to disperse from the spot.

The cops forcefully dragged the protesters and put them in buses that would carry them to another location.

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