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High drama after Ramdev arrest

PTI 23 Sep 2012, 12:40:44 IST
New Delhi, Aug 13: High drama was witnessed on Monday evening after arrested yoga guru Ramdev travelled on the top of a bus refusing to go to a faraway makeshift jail on the city's outskirts in Bawana.

Hours after his arrest in the afternoon and with thousands of his supporters trailing him, the bus he was travelling caught in a huge jam.

The yoga guru then forced the police to take him to a football stadium in central Delhi instead.

Baba Ramdev, who was to be taken to the makeshift jail in Bawana, also demanded that all the thousands of his supporters be taken to custody.

A senior police official said they did not take Baba Ramdev to Bawana as it would take long to reach the locality in Outer Delhi.

It took more than three hours to reach near Ambedkar Stadium at Delhi Gate from Ranjit Singh flyover, which is less than two kilometres.

Traffic in whole of central Delhi was affected due to Baba Ramdev's protest with police asking protesters to move into the stadium as jams could affect the functioning of a number of government hospitals operating in the vicinity.