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Delhi Police Seeks Services Of 2 Magistrates

PTI 15 Aug 2011, 19:01:20 IST

New Delhi, Aug 15: Delhi Police today sought the services of two magistrates from Delhi government ahead of the protest by Anna Hazare and his team who have announced they would go ahead with their fast against corruption despite denial of permission for the agitation.

Sources said Delhi Police have requested Principal Secretary (Home) of the city government to provide them with two magistrates whose services might be required to handle the law and order situation during the proposed protest.

Meanwhile, top officials reviewed the situation as a showdown between Hazare team and Delhi Police appeared imminent as the protesters expressed their intention to go ahead with the indefinite hunger strike.

Union Home Secretary R K Singh held a meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta and other senior officials at the Police Headquarters here to take stock of the measures taken by the force to tackle any untoward situation.

The meeting came after Hazare and his team announced that they will go ahead with their proposed protest at Jai Prakash Narain Park even after being denied permission and will court arrest if they were prevented from doing do so. PTI