Hazare detained for wanting to defy order: R K Singh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Home Secretary R K Singh on Tuesday said social activist Anna Hazare was detained because he said he intended to defy prohibitory orders and sit on a fast.
"Anna Hazare stated that he will defy the prohibitory orders. So, he has been detained,' Singh told reporters.
Delhi Police had denied permission for his fast after he refused to abide by all the 22 conditions set by them for the agitation
The 74-year-old Gandhian was taken into custody from a residential area in Delhi before he was to proceed to the venue of his fast in Jai Prakash Narain Park where prohibitory orders are in place.
Three other prominent activists Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Shanti Bhushan were also taken into preventive custody.
According to sources, senior police officials, including DCP (Crime) Ashok Chand, met Hazare this morning at an east Delhi apartment where he was staying in a bid to convince him to not go ahead with his planned protest.
However, Hazare turned down the request, following which, he was detained. (ANI)
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