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Arvind Kejriwal to launch jail bharo agitation on Monday

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Sep 02, 2012 at 09:48pm IST

New Delhi: India Against Corruption (IAC) leader Arvind Kejriwal will lead a 'jail bharo andolan' in the capital on Monday. Alleging harassment of IAC volunteers, Kejriwal and others will stage a protest outside the Parliament Street police station in New Delhi and offer arrest.

Kejriwal's move comes just over a week after his August 26 protest against the government over the CAG report on alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocations. He was detained twice and many of his supproters were arrested during the coalgate protest - for which Kejriwal has criticised the police.

Kejriwal and other leaders of the IAC will arrive at the police station in the morning and will demand that the volunteers detained during August 26 protest should not be harassed in the name of collecting evidence.

Five cases of rioting have been registered against Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Sisodia, Kumar Vishas, Gopal Rai and several unknown people for their protest against the coal block allocation.

Bibhav Kumar, an IAC member, said "they will not take bail but will go to jail".

He alleged that police, who were summoning the volunteers on the pretext of collecting evidence in the cases, were harassing them.

"Kejriwal and other leaders will tell police that they can arrest them but not harass people," Kumar said.

(With additional information from PTI)

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