Bhubaneswar, Mar 20: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia, who was arrested last night for attempting to enter riot-hit Kandhamal district, was released early Saturday, Mar 20.
Togadia was stopped at Charichhak in Boudh district as he tried to enter Kandhamal, despite a ban imposed by the district administration on his entry.
He was booked under Section 151 of the CrPc to prevent breach of peace in the area. Terming the ban as illegal, he said, it was not fair on the part of the State Government to put a restriction on his visit.
Meanwhile, the VHP has called for 12-hour Kandhamal shutdown in protest against the administration's move to bar Togadia from entering Kandhamal.