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ALLAHABAD: Poet Anshu Malviya was detained and taken to an undisclosed location today.
The poet was allegedly picked up by policemen who came in a SUV. The plain-clothed personnel dragged him and took him away.
It is learnt that he was kept in Jhusi police station. It is not clear why he was arrested as officials kept mum. The poet who is known for raising the concerns of poor and disadvantaged, had spoken about condition of sanitation workers during the Kumbh, and had supported their ongoing agitation.
Activists, litterateurs, prominent citizens from different walks of life have condemned the arrest. They have demanded immediate release of Malviya.
UPDATE: Following protests, Malviya was released later. [February 7, 2019]

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