`Anna detained for wanting to defy prohibitory order’

New Delhi: Civil society activist Anna Hazare had been detained because he declared that he would defy prohibitory orders, union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Tuesday in the first government reaction to the development.

“Anna Hazare stated that he will defy the prohibitory orders so he has been detained,” Singh told reporters.

Delhi Police imposed ban orders on the fast venue in JP Park in central Delhi, after team Anna refused to comply with their restrictions.

The Gandhian, along with his other team members, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and around 250 supporters were detained Tuesday from different places across the capital before they were to begin their protest fast for a strong anti-corruption Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill. (IANS)