New Delhi: Members of the Civil Society met Police Commissioner regarding venue for staging fast unto death which will begin from August 16. The Police Commissioner is understood to have sought two more days to take a decision on giving permission to Anna Hazare to hold a month-long fast.

Earlier, Team Anna had asked for Jantar Mantar as the protest venue, but following the Parliament Session, the police did not give permission for more than a day.

Notably, Anna Hazare and his supporters will sit on fast unto death from August 16 opposing the Lokpal Bill and favouring the constitution of a Jan Lokpal Bill.

Civil Society members Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodiya met the Delhi Police Commissioner on Monday in this regard.

“We are not adamant for Jantar Mantar, but we have given the options of Ramlila Maidan, Shaheed Park, Vote Club and Rajghat to the Delhi Police,” said Kejriwal and Bhushan.

The members have asked for a venue which is four-kilometre radius of Jantar Mantar.

Meanwhile, police officials lauded the peaceful protest held by Team Anna last time, as no law and order problem was created.

Despite pressure created by the police for giving numbers of people joining the agitation, members of Civil Rights could not specify the number of people attending the venue.

“Our meeting was fruitful. We will get one of the venues for staging our protest,” said Kiran Bedi.

JPN/Bureau