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RTI activist Kejriwal courts arrest

PTI  Noida, January 15, 2011
First Published: 23:00 IST(15/1/2011) | Last Updated: 23:01 IST(15/1/2011)

Right to Information activist, Arvind Kejriwal and seven others were arrested on Saturday, after they held a protest at the sub-registrar's office and blocked a road leading up to it in Noida.

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Kejriwal, leading a group of 60 people to protest against alleged inaction by the authorities on a police complaint, was later released.

He was arrested under IPC section 151 for ignoring the command to disperse, police said. The seven others were released after they signed a bond but Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Kejriwal refused to do so.

He was freed this evening.

They were protesting against the alleged inaction of the authorities on a police complaint filed by an NRI who was mishandled by a staff member, when he went to the sub-registrar office to lodge a complaint against a government employee for demanding a bribe.


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