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Uma Bharti detained in Jammu

The police detained former Madhya Pradesh CM Uma Bharti and fire-brand Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara who were to hold a public rally in Jammu, amid renewed violence.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2008 16:47 IST

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti was detained on Saturday in the trouble-torn Jammu region while Sadivi Ritambhara was sent back, official sources said in Jammu.

Bharti arrived in Jammu this morning from New Delhi and was to address a press conference in Jammu but police took her into custody. She was later taken to Udhampur district.

Another fire-brand Hindu leader Sadhivi Ritambhara was not allowed to enter Jammu. Sources said she was sent back to the national capital from Jammu airport.

However, senior BJP leader who is also in-charge of party's Jammu and Kashmir unit Arun Jaitley was stopped by police at the airport for over an hour before being allowed to go to BJP headquarters.