A day after VHP leader, Pravin Togadia, mysteriously went missing and was subsequently found, he addressed media and made shocking revelations. He said attempts have been made to muzzle his voice.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s senior member Pravin Togadia was ‘untraceable’ in Ahmedabad on Monday, but he was later found unconscious at a park in Shahibaug and was taken to Chandramani Hospital.
Reportedly, Rajasthan Police was on a hunt to execute an arrest warrant under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC against him in a case that is 12 years old. The case was registered after, he along with many other VHP leaders had held a march violating the police orders. As per the statement of VHP, Togadia is a patient of low blood sugar and was found lying in an unconscious state.
Interestingly, Togadia is a Z-plus category protectee. The Rajasthan police confirmed that a contingent was sent to Gujarat, but said they were unsuccessful. On Monday evening, Director General of Police, O P Galhotra, said that the reports of Togadia’s arrests by Rajasthan police were 'totally untrue and baseless.'
Togadia said a man came to house and told him that 'the police has left for your encounter. I immediately switched off my phone so that my location could not be traced.'
He said there were conspiracies being hatched for his encounter.
'Attempts were being made to muzzle my voice. I have been trying to work for the country’s unity for years.. The VHP leader said he has been raising Hindu's voice on issues like Ram Mandir, cow protection, and farmers’ interest. 'But attempts are being made to muzzle my voice.
I will keep fighting for cow-protection and Ram Mandir. I respect Rajasthan police and request them to not come under political pressure.'
The Patidar leader, Hardik Patel,met Togadia.