Ramdev detained by cops on his way to Parliament

Aug 13, 2012, 14:13 IST | Agencies

Baba Ramdev, who was to sit on a dharna outside Parliament with his supporters, was detained by the cops today.

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is protesting against corruption and black money, was detained by police while on his way to Parliament today.

Baba Ramdev (File pic)

Ramdev was detained on the Ranjit Singh flyover in central Delhi.

Addressing the milling crowd before he was detained, Ramdev said it had been a peaceful march from the nearby Ramlila Maidan.

"There was no intention to spread violence and unrest. We respect law and order and democracy. But police are stopping us on the orders of the government," he added, as a policeman held his hand to lead him away.

"The Congress is not with us," he said, standing atop a truck. He had earlier said that he had the support of some opposition political parties.

According to police, the protestors were detained and taken in buses to Rajendra Prasad stadium in northwest Delhi. They will be kept under arrest at the stadium. 

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