Delhi police move fast, block fast
against the government’s draft of the Lokpal Bill in the suburbs or better still, outside Delhi.
As reports flew that the police has imposed section 144 at Jantar Mantar, the police clarified that imposition of section 144 CrPC was routine during parliament sessions.
Section 144, which prohibits holding of any public meeting and assembly of five or more persons, will be imposed from July 30 to September 9.
Parliament would be in session from August 1 to September 8.
“Only a day-long fast would be allowed at Jantar Mantar if the number of people assembled are limited to 2,000,” Delhi police PRO Rajan Bhagat told DNA.