AAP's Somnath Bharti, 27 others taken into police custody - Know the reason

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti taken into custody for disrupting law and order in Chennai.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016, 23:42 PM IST
AAP's Somnath Bharti, 27 others taken into police custody - Know the reason

Chennai: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti, along with 27 party workers, was taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly trying to take out a rally without permission while demanding setting up of a Lokayukta in Tamil Nadu.

The agitating AAP workers also allegedly burnt copies of the AIADMK manifesto in which it reportedly promised setting up of a Lokayukta, if voted to power in the May 2016 Assembly polls.

Bharti, in charge of Aam Aadmi Party's Tamil Nadu affairs, and 27 other party workers were taken into custody when they tried to take out a rally without permission, police said.

Bharti, who represents Malviya Nagar constituency in Delhi Assembly, was in Chennai to participate in an indefinite hunger strike undertaken by AAP's state convener Vasigaran.

Meanwhile, Vasigaran was shifted to a hospital for treatment after his health deteriorated following the hunger strike, police added.