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Prohibitory orders issued against Kejriwal's dharna at Home Ministry tomorrow

Jan 19, 2014 05:27 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has issued prohibitory orders against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's proposed protest outside Home Ministry on Monday.

CM Kejriwal has threatened strike in a bid to mount pressure on the Home Ministry to suspend Delhi Police officials who refused to obey Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's diktat to frisk Ugandan women he had accused of prostitution.

Delhi Police has imposed prohibitory orders in and around Parliament House and the North and South Block in order to stop Kejriwal from holding protests. The AAP has been asked not to hold protests near these buildings as Republic Day preparations were underway.

Parliament street sub-division, ACP, Anyesh Roy issued the order to be applicable for three days starting from January 19th till 22nd.

The order says Section 144 prevents obstructing traffic, sit-in protests, demonstrations, protests and public meetings.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Sunday asked the police to file an FIR against Law Minister Somnath Bharti and others after the Ugandan women lodged a complaint with the metropolitan magistrate.

Women alleged that they were mistreated during a midnight raid by Bharti in South Delhi's Khirki Extension.

While Bharti was under attack for carrying out a raid without a valid warrant, Kejriwal defended his Cabinet Minister while stressing that the Delhi Police must be made answerable to the state government and not the Central government.