Anna Hazare was on Tuesday sent to seven days’ judicial custody after he refused to sign a personal bond and come out on bail following his arrest.
Hazare, who was arrested in the morning on grounds of apprehension of breach of peace following his intention to defy prohibitory orders to go on indefinite hunger strike, was produced before a Special Executive Magistrate.
Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta told a press conference that the police was not keen that he should be sent to judicial custody.Gupta said the police was prepared for his being released on a personal bond if the Gandhian would have given an undertaking that he will not defy Section 144 of the CrPC that prohibits gathering of five or more people and also ask his supporters not to do so.
Sources said since Hazare refused to give an undertaking, the Magistrate remanded him to a seven-day judicial custody.
He is likely to be taken to Tihar jail where he will spend time in judicial custody.
Three other leading activists of the team Hazare–Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manoj Sisodia– were also sent to judicial custody on similar grounds.