New Delhi: In a dramatic turn of events, Anna Hazare and his associates are being released tonight from Tihar Jail after police decided to withdraw its case against them.
Delhi Police sources said that warrants of release have been sent to Tihar Jail authorities for freeing Hazare and his seven associates who were held this morning ahead of their plans to launch an indefinite strike for a strong Lokpal.
The sources said the decision to release was taken after government is understood to have come to the a conclusion that keeping him in jail would create unnecessary law and order situation.
Tihar jail sources said that all the eight had been kept in separate lock ups and would be freed soon. Hazare and his associates had refused to take food during their detention under judicial remand.