Team Anna to approach SC if police takes action

Team Anna Hazare on Sunday said that "they will approach" the Supreme Court if Delhi police takes action against the social activist and his supporters during their propose indefinite fast from August 16.

Updated: Aug 14, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

Hyderabad: Team Anna Hazare on Sunday said that
"they will approach" the Supreme Court if Delhi police takes
action against the social activist and his supporters during
their propose indefinite fast from August 16.

"If they (Delhi Police) forcibly remove Anna Hazare and
other agitators... definitely the matter will then go to the
Supreme Court," member of Lokpal bill joint drafting
committee, Prashant Bhushan, told reporters after addressing a
session on `Corruption, Lokpal and Civil Society` here.

"If the government thinks the way in which it suppressed
the fasting of Baba Ramdev (in June)... and if such a thing
happens against Anna Hazare, then the country will witness
protests on a mass-scale and ultimately this government may
not be able to withstand such a storm," the noted lawyer
warned.

Asked what the apex court can do over the condition set
by Delhi police for the fast, he said "Supreme Court can
interfere (on this matter). But the court will open on August
16 only. The court will first issue notice to the government."

Delhi Police conditions limit Hazare`s protest to maximum
of three days and assembly of 5,000 people.

Hazare and other civil rights activists are proposing an
indefinite fast demanding withdrawal of government`s Lokpal
Bill.

PTI