New Delhi: Hours after Anna Hazare was taken
into preventive custody, the National Human Rights Commission
(NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Union Home Secretary and Delhi
Police Commissioner seeking a report within two weeks on the
The Commission notice came this evening after it received
a complaint from a human rights activist Anirudhasudhan
Chakraborty, who alleged that provisions of Constitution and
international human rights conventions were violated in the
police action against Hazare and his supporters.
"The Commission received a complaint regarding the
preventive action against Hazare. The complainant claimed that
Hazare and his supporters were to stage a peaceful protest and
action has been taken against them," an NHRC spokesperson
"The NHRC has asked Union Home Secretary RK Singh and
Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta to submit a report about
the action taken against Hazare and others within two weeks,"
the spokesperson said.
Hazare and his seven supporters, including activists
Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, were placed under
preventive arrest this morning after the Gandhian announced
that he would defy prohibitory orders to stage a protest at
Jai Prakash Narain Park near Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.