New Delhi: Anna Hazare has been sent to seven days in judicial custody and will be lodged New Delhi's in Tihar Jail. Hazare's supporters Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal, Darshak, Radheshyam, Suresh Pathare, Naveen Jaisingh and Dada Phatare have also been sent to judicial custody.
Hazare was sent to judicial custody on Tuesday after he refused to sign a bond which stated that he and his supporters would not violate Section 144. He told the magistrate that he was not ready to sign the bond and was ready to go to jail.
Hazare and Sisodia have been kept in Jail No. 4 of Tihar Jail where Congress MP and Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi is also lodged. Kejriwal and others have been sent to Jail No. 1 where DMK leader and former telecom minister A Raja, who is accused of being involved in the 2G spectrum scam, lodged.
Director General, Prisons, Neeraj Kumar said that Hazare and his supporters were brought to Tihar Jail at about 3:40 PM.
"They were brought to Tihar under judicial custody. They have been kept in new admission ward in the central jail, segregated from others. They are safe and secure. They have not been not kept with Kalmadi. He (Hazare) is far away from Kalmadi's ward," said Kumar.
Kumar also said that he did not knew if Hazare was continuing with his fast.
"We will know about the fast only after we serve him food," he said.
Earlier, he was arrested by the Delhi Police ahead of his proposed fast against corruption along with Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi. Another Hazare supporter and senior lawyer Shanti Bhushan was also arrested.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said Hazare was arrested under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC because Delhi Police felt that he could commit a cognizable offence. He appeared before a magistrate to get bail. Hazare and his supporters were taken into custody before he was to proceed to the venue of his fast in JP Park where prohibitory orders are in place.