9.00 p.m.: Teesta Setalvad being escorted by Varanasi police to neighbouring Jaunpur district. She was to travel there tomorrow for a training programme.
Updates from Teesta Setalvad:
5.28 p.m.: "SDM claims that they will soon take a bond and release. Let’s see".
5.15 p.m.: "Its now 5:15pm. There is not an inch that the Police is budging. Still here and still not communicating with me. It’s 7 hours and 45 minutes of being detained. Pathetic."
3.17 p.m.: "No formal arrest. Freedom curtailed. Gheraoed by Banaras and local SDM here. No idea whether preventive detention or arrest. How long will be freedom be curtailed?"
1.00 p.m.: I have been arrested by Banaras police after being detained since 9.30 am. Had come for a programme of youth training of Samajwadi Jan Parishad (prog fixed a month ago) but all I have been hearing since morning is are you going to BHU?