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Team Anna has no option but to bribe Delhi Police, to let them protest peacefully

One of the most popular social activists these days, Anna Hazare has indeed found an innovative method to continue his war against graft. According to sources in the Civil Society (Team Anna), Anna was really afraid of going ahead with his plan of “fast-unto-death” against the system, keeping in mind the Delhi Police’s atrocities against Baba Ramdev and his peaceful supporters earlier this year. Since policemen are fast becoming free criminals, there is no other choice. Hazare has decided to offer some money “under the table” to the Delhi Police constables and its other officers. He has requested them “not to use their sticks” on his “peaceful protest march”. However, he is yet to make a formal request to the ailing Congress President, Sonia Gandhi for fixing up and mediating his meeting with Delhi Police officials.

The rift between the civil society members and the government is publicly visible, after the government put up its own wise version of Lokpal Bill as if the country was a bunch of fools. Anna recently addressed a press conference in Delhi, “The government is certainly not serious about the Bill as it has excluded the PM from its purview. This fast will shake this government inside out!”

Corruption Against Corruption: A Messed-up Life

The civil society’s prominent member, Kiran Bedi, who herself was a top-cop in the capital, has admitted the reality. “We all know that the Police in Delhi is very cooperative if you feed them with bribes. So, we have decided to keep them and ourselves happy while we protest against corruption on the streets of Delhi,” Bedi told mediapersons. She also said that she was concerned with the amount of the bribe to be given, “Fifty rupees was enough for officers in my time, but now, no one even talks without a 100- or 500- rupee note. This is also a matter of concern: Rising Inflation. I think we should highlight this problem also, in our protest”.

It is learnt that Team Anna will negotiate the amount of the “bribe” with the Delhi Police Commissioner B. K. Gupta along with his team of important DCPs, JCPs, and ACPs. They have also invited “pricing” experts like Suresh Kalmadi and A. Raja to be present at the meeting to fix up reasonable bribe rates. And in the consideration, Anna has been asked to pay some brokerage to both of them and to Sonia Gandhi for holding this meeting. But most importantly, NTMN has got a damning document (from our sources in the police), which looks like a list of rates for bribes, apparently issued by the police. It is learnt that the list will be presented to Anna Hazare and his team during the meeting, for “negotiating” the bribe rates.

Note: Contents of the list were written in typical Haryanvi (courtesy, Delhi Police), but we have specially converted it into English, for everyone to understand it:

RATE-LIST

S. No. Service Amount (in Rs.) Remarks
1. For giving traffic permission 50,000/- Amt. is charged per 2000 sq. mtrs. Covered
2. For not doing lathicharge 4500/- Per 5 persons*
3. For allowing media persons at site 2750/- Per Cameraman and Reporter
4. Gross ‘Cooperation Services’ Charge 1,50,000/- ***
*For the purpose of counting members at the protest march, Police will bring along a statistical expert with them  *** This Cooperating Service Charge is a one time payment. This will be valid for 1 year from the date of making Payment. i.e. You can hold any such protest/public march any no. of times up to 1 year, and no such charge will be levied on you again. (However, you are requested to preserve the receipt for verification purposes).

 

The Civil Society’s members have defended this move by Anna. Arvind Kejriwal said, “It doesn’t get worse than this. We have to use corruption against corruption, but then, we don’t have any other choice.”

Sources confirmed that the brokerage amount which will be paid to Sonia Gandhi and other UPA leaders mediating this meeting will be used to fund Rahul Gandhi’s dowry, since he is too old a child now to be married off for free.

About the author

Adarsh Ladda

A CA student, and also doing B Com, from Delhi Univ. Loves writing, reading (newspapers and fiction), travelling. Loves following cricket (though extremely bad at playing it!). Is a foodie, loves eating Indian spiceworks! Doesnt miss out on movies, and is an ardent lover of music. Plays synthesizer fluently and is also learning guitar.

8 Comments

  • Burning papers of a bill in front of the full media and public glare does not in any way come under the ambit of civil and civilized society. Burning copies of the government’s version of the Lokpal Bill might not just be a symbolic action rather it speaks much more than that, such an act does not have any coherence on part of Team Anna who said that the protest would continue till August 16 when Mr. Hazare will again go on fast till the recommendations made by the “Civil” society are not included in the bill.

    • this all is fake………he is doing only for his publicity..these people are only diverting us..
      anna is not a only citizen of india.there are many educated people in india who love their country but they dont agree with anna hazare.

  • whats the need of protest..it is blackmailing …anna ..do u think every problem can be solved by having fast ?nvr ..nvr..plz dont create problem in our peace.

  • Taking Lokapal to far – Has the Common Man been left behind ??

    Sometimes the intense desire to do a larger good can really go out of bounds and can manifest itself in a form which can subvert the same greater good. The agitation of Team Anna over the Jan Lokpal Bill has fallen in that category of events. Such has been the unreasonableness of the actions of these self proclaimed civil society members that their behavior in public has transcended all boundaries and are increasingly becoming anti-democratic.

    The consternation of the people over corruption is very palpable and understandable , but the way this movement is being handled, its antagonizing the constitution of our country. It is only achieving the purpose of subverting our democratic framework and is a far cry in case of weeding out the corruption from our country. Mr Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and others are just chasing the figment of their imagination, this can be proven from their constant cry to include the Prime Minister in the ambit of the Lokpal, which in no way affects a common man and his dealings with corruption. Team Anna’s naïve and prejudiced approach has diverted them to a large extent from the real issue.

    Mr. Anna Hazare is using his moral eminence in a very immoral and decadent manner, which can be put in the category of blackmail. Fast unto death is a very tricky situation, and in a democratic country like ours, this has no place, as you cannot go on a fast unto death if things do not turn out your way. By indulging into such fasts on various occasions Mr. Hazare has shown a lot of irresponsibility and naiveté.

    The great Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had warned in one of his great speeches that these kinds of methods of protest has no place in a democracy and it can be thought of as first step towards anarchy.

  • Does kiran bedi really represent the civil society ???

    List of people & companies funding her:

    A.A. Chandavarkar Pam Hudson Samarpan Charitable Trust
    A.A. Mulay Pankaj Kapoor Suresh & Sudha Garg
    Ajay Kanoria Paramjit Singh Khosla S D Roy
    Ajay Kapoor Pawan Kumar Shyama Chakarborthy
    Alam Associates Pinaki Roy Sujit Baneerjee
    Amarjit Singh Prafullbhai Daftary Ms Banerjee (Principal of Heritage School)
    Anil Ailani Prasad W. Mantri Mr Nair Pearl (Academy of Fashion)
    Ankur Organisation Preetha Reddy, M.G Ms Seema Mahajan
    Antoine W. Bakhache K.K. Ramachandran Mr Gaurav (Red Cats Pvt Ltd)
    Anup Chandra Jain Pt. Kanahya Lal Dayawanti Punj Charitable Scty Mrs. Pushpa Mishra (President of Ladies Club)
    Arbind Deshraj R. N. Goela Ms. Geetesh Nisban (Professor)
    Arjun Badlani R. N. Grover Ms Kala Mohan (Queens Colleges)
    Arvind Deshraj R. S. Pathak Ms. Dr. Nandini (Asst. Prof Bharti College)
    Arvind Jolly Raj Kumar Santosh Kumar (AMS Information)
    Arvinder Singh Raja Ram Gupta Amar Kartar Foundation (USA)
    Arya V. Pathria Rajni Arora Mr Dhananjay (USA)
    Ashok Mehta Rakesh Kumar Gupta Firdosh Notwal (USA)
    Ashok Manawala Ram Buxani Mr. Om P. Gandhi (USA)
    Ashok Saini Rama Chari Varma Mr. Raminder Singh (USA)
    Ashwani Khurana Rama Pandey Susain Williams (USA)
    Amitabh Nangia Ramesh Mehta Sara Weston (USA)
    B L Raheja Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation Navneet (USA)
    B. V. Patel Pagariya Auto Ltd. Jyotsna (USA)
    Baldev Raj Reena Ralli Harleen Grewal (Toronto)
    Baldev S. Sekhon Reinol Obstfeld & Co. Parvasi Group (Toronto)
    Barbara & Rolf Gertsch Renu Bhatia Dr. Aluwalia (Toronto)
    Bashil Egbert Rita Duggal Mandy Singh (Toronto)
    Beaula Knauf Rotary International Harish Ahuja (US)
    Benjamin Nahmani Roy Menezes Indu Yadav (Indu Yadav)
    Bic Auto Pvt. Ltd. Royal Netherlands Embassy Vinay Khosla (Dubai)
    Bina Dhanjal S K Chowdhary Reena Rall (Australia)
    Bindu Madhawi & M Sreedhar S S Marwah Rubina Vadhera (Australia)
    British High Commission S Sarin Suresh Garh (Australia)
    Capt. M.G. Bapat S. K. Ghori Suresh K. Virmani (Oman)
    Chakresh Kumar Jain S. S. Marwah Rani Virmani (Oman)
    Chaman & Comapany Sabira Merchant Suresh K Virmsni

  • A former IPS officer..
    (Positioning to become NHRC Chairman)

    A face that represents our so called civil society .. !!

    She has been at the Helm of two trusts:

    Navjivan Trust
    &
    India Vision Foundation

    Here are some truths about these trusts !

    These trusts have received large sums of

    DONATIONS !!

    From-

    1. Lehmann Brother
    The company that got bankrupt and led to the 2008 recession

    2. Heaven of Black Money – Switzerland

    3. WalMart

    Whose entry in retail is being opposed by all the
    supporters of Swadeshi.

    4. Godfrey Phillips

    A cigarette co. owned by the dubious character

    Lalit Modi

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