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Economist Jean Dreze taken into 'preventive custody' for organising meeting without permission


Press Trust of India Ranchi
Noted economist Jean Dreze was taken into "preventive custody" on Thursday for allegedly organising a meeting without permission, police said.
A senior police officer told PTI that the Belgian-born economist, now an Indian citizen, was addressing a meeting in Garhwa district in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
"Dreze was taken into preventive custody for addressing a meeting at Bishanpura in Garwha district, about which the local administration had no information," he said.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 4:20 PM IST

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