Anna`s fast: Police to crackdown on rowdy elements

Delhi Police has been asked to crack down on hooligans who indulged in violence during the anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare even as two persons were arrested for beating policemen on duty in the wee hours on Friday.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police has been asked to
crack down on hooligans who indulged in violence during the
anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare even as two
persons were arrested for beating policemen on duty in the wee
hours on Friday.
Taking strong exception to the incident that took place
at 3 AM when some people after consuming alcohol beat some
policemen mercilessly, the Union Home Ministry asked Delhi
Police to deal with such elements with an iron hand.

Traffic Police has also been asked to ensure discipline
on roads as there were complaints of rowdyism with bikers
performing stunts and also troubling other vehicle owners.

A senior ministry official said that that police cannot
turn blind eye to eve teasing and hooliganism in the garb of
nationalism.
Government sources said two persons were arrested and
hunt was launched on to nab others as such incidents were
totally unacceptable.

High drama ensued well past after midnight at the VIP
gate of Ramlila maidan here where Hazare is sitting on a
protest fast, as a group of people clashed with policemen and
dismantled barricades.

A group of people got into a tiff with some policemen
deployed at the rear gate of the maidan around 3 AM. The youth
heckled the policemen and hit them with sticks when they tried
to stop their group from opening the iron gate, being used as
VIP gate.

The group brought down the barricades and shouted slogans
as policemen tried to persuade them to go away.

PTI