Supreme Court declines to hear plea against Anna's arrest on August 16
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL against the arrest of Anna Hazare by the Delhi Police, hours before he was to begin his fast demanding a strong Lokpal.
A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan said it would not be proper for the court to entertain the PIL,when none of the aggrieved persons were before the court. The bench also said that it may not be proper for it to issue any notice to the government, as the issue preceding the arrest has been amicably resolved.
The bench, however clarified that as and when Hazare or other members of his team want to move the court they would be at liberty to approach it, and accordingly, the bench kept the question of law open on the issue.
The PIL petitioner Bhim Singh had argued that the arrest of Anna and his associates was illegal and was against their fundamental rights.