Team Anna on Tuesday opposed any forcible removal of fasting activists, as police advised their hospitalisation warning that organisers will be “squarely responsible” if anything untoward happens to them.
As the health of his aides deteriorated on the eight day of their fast, Anna Hazare saw a conspiracy by the government to end the stir by forcibly removing them from the Jantar Mantar protest site.
Hazare warned that he will not negotiate with the government if it adopts such a strategy.
In a letter to Team Anna, Additional Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) K C Dwivedi said doctors have advised that Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai need immediate medical intervention and be shifted to a hospital.
“You are advised to follow the doctors’ recommendation and take steps for immediate hospitalisation of Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai and Manish Sisodia to prevent harm to their lives and well-being, failing which you would be squarely responsible for any untoward incident,” the letter said.
Kejriwal said that it will be the protesters’ responsibility to get him out of the facility if he is forcibly taken there, to which Congress reacted saying it is a “dangerous statement” and Team Anna was “inciting people”.