Team Anna meets Mumbai police over fast plan

Mumbai: Representatives of Team Anna here on Thursday met a top police official to discuss arrangements for the Gandhian's fast tentatively scheduled to begin from December 27.

"We had a good meeting with the police where we discussed the arrangements to be made during the fast and about co-ordination between us and Mumbai police. We hope that in a day or two, the police would give us permission to hold fast here," Praful Vora, one of the representatives said.

"May be, they (police) are scared that people may come in large numbers given that Anna Hazare would be there. However, we told them that we will make arrangements in such a way that there will be continuous movement of people and that the people would not be standing at one place," Vora said after meeting Deputy Police Commissioner (Zone I) Cherring Dorje.

"But police have responded very positively and I am sure that they will grant us permission for 30 days," he added.

DCP Dorje was not available for comment.

Yesterday, Mumbai police had received an application from Team Anna requesting permission for Hazare's proposed fast beginning from December 27.

"The application says that Anna Hazare will protest between December 27 and January 26 at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai and there would be around 1,000 supporters with him," Deputy Police Commissioner (Operations) Manohar Dalvi had said.