Renowned economist and social activist Jean Dreze along with two others have been arrested by Jharkhand police in Garhwa district area. Dreze, Vivek and the third activist has been taken to the Bishunpur police station.
As per the sources, the three were organising a meeting on right to food when the Jharkhand Police picked the activists and took them to police station.
When Newsd reached out to an officer of Bishunpur police station, it was told that “Jean was holding a meeting without permission and he has not been arrested. he is being questioned for the same.”
Meanwhile, Jean told that, “Nothing serious in the matter. If they get a call, they may allow meeting to proceed.”
Jean Drèze is a Belgian-born Indian development economist and activist whose work in India has been studying several developmental issues like hunger, famine, gender inequality, child health and education, and the NREGA.
He had conceptualised and drafted the first version of the NREGA.