By News Agencies| New Delhi, India
The Delhi Police on Thursday night took Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik into preventive custody.
Earlier in the day, the police had denied permission to Malik to hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family.
“Yes,” said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when asked by PTI whether any decision was taken to deny permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar starting on Friday.
The decision came after security agencies submitted a report to the Union home ministry That giving permission to Malik to hold protest in Delhi may create law and order problem.
The report also said Malik had been involved in “anti-national” activities in the past, sources said.
Malik had said that he will protest despite the Delhi Police’s decision to stop him.
(With inputs from PTI)