Sehore (MP): A Congress worker was on Thursday
arrested for allegedly threatening to immolate himself in
support of Anna Hazare`s campaign against corruption at
Icchawar town here.
Saeed Bhat had written a letter to the local Tehsildar
(revenue officer) stating that if the demands of Hazare,
fasting since the last nine days on Lokpal issue, are not met,
he will immolate himself in the Tehsil Office, Icchawar Sub-
Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Dhiraj Shrivastava told reporters.
The SDM directed the police to arrest him before he
takes the extreme step. Bhat was later produced in a court
which sent him to jail.
Meanwhile, Hazare supporters staged a sit-in at the
Krishi Upaj Mandi here in which nearly 50 traders
Protests, street plays, candle-light marches and torch
rallies were taken out in different parts of Madhya Pradesh
in support of the 74-year-old Gandhian who is demanding a
strong Lokpal Bill.