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AAP's Somnath Bharti taken into custody for taking out rally without permission

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti, along with 27 party activists, was taken into custody today for allegedly trying to take out a rally without permission while demanding setting up Lok Ayukta in Tamil Nadu.

The agitating AAP workers also allegedly burnt copies of the AIADMK manifesto in which it promised setting up of Lok Ayukta, if voted to power in the May 2016 Assembly polls.

Bharti, in charge of AAP's Tamil Nadu affairs, and 27 other party workers were taken into custody when they tried to take out a rally without permission, police said.

Bharti, who represents Malviya Nagar constituency in Delhi Assembly, was participating in an indefinite hunger strike undertaken by AAP's state convener Vaseegaran.

Meanwhile, Vaseeegaran was shifted to a hospital for treatment after his health deteriorated following the hunger strike, police added.

-PTI

First published: 6 September 2016, 8:48 IST
 
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