Praveen Togadia arrested

via HK published on March 19, 2010

BHUBANESWAR: VHP international organising secretary Praveen Bhai Togadia was arrested last night alongwith VHP activists by the Orissa Police. Togadia was challenged the Orisa govt that, being an indian citizien he can enter anywhere in the country. Togadia was arrested when he alongwith hundreds of VHP activists tried to enter riot-hit Kandhamal district, defying a ban on their visit.

Togadia, who arrived at Charichowk in Boudh district, neighbouring Kandhamal, was held under Section 151 of the CrPc when they tried to walk into Kandhamal district despite a ban, police said.

After they were asked not to proceed to the district, they initially held a sit-in protest at Charichowk.

The VHP leader is now lodged at the forest inspection bungalow at Charichowk, Lambodar Buda, Inspector-in-charge of Boudh police station, said.

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