New Delhi: Members of social activist Anna Hazare’s team protesting the alleged role in coal block allocation of the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, called off their agitation on Sunday evening after marching towards Singh’s residence and being blocked by the police.

Social activist Arvind Kejriwal on his way to Jantar Mantar after being released from the Mandir Marg police station where he was detained earlier in the day during a protest on the coal block allocation issue in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: PTI

While none of the protester were stopped from exiting the protest venue, Jantar Mantar, and marching towards Singh’s residence, they were later stopped on the way. Heavy deployment of security personnel and barricades were used in key areas of Central Delhi including Janpath, Tughlak Road, Akbar Road and Jantar Mantar.

Earlier in the day, Kejirwal was joined by other Hazare supporters, including Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia, in what was their first agitation since they announced the formation of a political party earlier this month.

PTI contributed to the story.

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