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VHP's Pravin Togadia on why he went missing: People had come to kill me

Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday

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VHP's Pravin Togadia on why he went missing: People had come to kill me
VHP international working president Pravin Togadia during a press conference at Chandramani Hospital in Ahmedabad. Photo: PTI

A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed.

Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in Ahmedabad late on Monday after being reported missing in the day earlier.

"I am being targeted for a decade old case, there is an attempt to suppress my voice. Rajasthan Police team came to arrest me. Someone told me the plan was to kill," Togadia said at a press conference in Ahmedabad.

Togadia said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria assured him on the day that there was no police action underway against him.

"They told me 'they have not sent any police' and that 'if something like this would be happening we would have known it'... When I realised the CM and Home Minister are denying the police action, I switched off all my mobile phone so that my location could not be traced.... later I got to know that they (police) have come with an arrest warrant," he said.
 

On Monday, Togadia was brought by people to a private Chandra Mani hospital in an unconscious state, which the doctors claimed was caused by low level of sugar.

Meanwhile, Ahmedabad Crime Branch said it constituted a special team to look for the leader who went missing amid allegations that the Rajasthan Police took him away.

First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 13:38 IST
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