New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With Baba Ramdev and his anti-corruption supporters blocking roads in central Delhi, police were Monday forced to detain them in Ambedkar Stadium, a few hundred metres from Ramlila ground, instead of another stadium, an official said.
Police detained the yoga guru on Ranjit Singh flyover, while he was leading protestors towards parliament, and initially planned to take them to Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in north Delhi's Bawana.
But police managed to take only some 200 of them to Bawana and were forced to take the yoga guru and other supporters to Ambedkar Stadium in central Delhi due to alleged non-cooperation from protestors.
"Baba Ramdev was taken to Ambedkar Stadium along with his thousands of supporters," said a police officer.
He said the change of plan happened as Ramdev's supporters were not cooperating with police.
"They were walking on roads and some even lay down on the roads, when asked to board buses," he added.
The buses had been called in to transport the protestors to the stadium in Bawana, some 20 km from central Delhi.
Ramdev, whose protest against corruption and black money at Ramlila ground continued for the fifth day Monday, earlier appealed to the government to heed his demand for bringing back black money stashed abroad and led protestors in a march to parliament.