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'Attempt to attack Team Anna in Meerut foiled'

india Updated: Oct 21, 2011 20:41 IST
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An attempt to attack members of Team Anna was foiled and police arrested 10 people in Meerut on Friday, reports said.

"Information is that our public meetings in Meerut today will b disturbed by some vested interests. Alerting local police," earlier Team Anna member Kiran Bedi had tweeted.

She also tweeted that five miscreants were removed from the meeting before they reached the venue.

A slipper was hurled at Anna Hazare aide Arvind Kejriwal at a function in Lucknow on Tuesday — exactly a week after Prashant Bhushan, another Team Anna member, had been thrashed in his chamber in the Supreme Court for seeking a plebiscite in Kashmir.

On Oct 18 Jitendra Pathak of Jalaun district in Bundelkhand, about 200 km north of Lucknow, attacked Kejriwal when he was about to reach the dais at Jhulelal park near Lucknow University to address a meeting on graft.

Pathak, who was immediately taken into custody, later accused Kejriwal of misleading the people on corruption.

He told the police: "Kejriwal is trying to hijack the jan lokpal bill movement."

Although Pathak claimed that he was not associated with any party, a senior police official, who did not wish to be identified, said he had been a member of the Congress Sewa Dal in Jhansi from 2006 to 2009.