VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Tuesday alleged that he was being threatened by the IB adding that there was a plan to carry out his encounter in Gujarat.
Speaking to reporters in Ahmedabad, where he was found unconscious after having reportedly gone missing, Togadia said, “”Yesterday, a man entered my room and asked me to vacate office as people are out for my encounter.”
“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 being made to kill me in an encounter,” News 24 quoted the firebrand VHP leader as saying.
He said that there were efforts to silence him since he was trying to united Hindus in India.
“For many years, I have been raising the issues of Ram Temple, cow slaughter and repatriation of Kashmiri Pandits. That’s the reason why efforts are there to silence me.”
Togadia on Monday had gone missing as his supporters protested alleging arrest of their leader. However, hours later, he was found lying unconscious in Ahmedabad. He was later admitted in a city hospital.
Last week, Togadia had accused the ‘higher up in the BJP’ of hatching a conspiracy to implicate and jail him in a 1996 murder case by ensuring he did not get the summons issued against him by a court.
This was after the Metropolitan Court cancelled a non-bailable warrant issued against Togadia, the International Working President of the right-wing militant outfit, VHP.
He had said, “The police did not make those summons available to me. I have received information that this was done purposefully by someone higher up, without the intervention of (state) Home Minister or Chief Minister. Just like it happened during the Patidar agitation, when (then Chief Minister) Anandiben Patel said she did not order the lathicharge on agitators, this case is similar.”