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Protest Against Togadia In Hyderabad; 19 Arrested

Nineteen people, including a Congress corporator, were arrested after they staged a demonstration in front of a house here where VHP leader Praveen Togadia had come to attend a private function, police said on Saturday
PTI May 29, 2010 23:30 IST
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Nineteen people, including a Congress corporator, were arrested after they staged a demonstration in front of a house here where VHP leader Praveen Togadia had come to attend a private function, police said on Saturday .

The S R Nagar Police registered a case on charge of 'wrongful gathering' against the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) corporator M Shyam Rao and his supporters and arrested them late last night, a police officer said adding all of them were sent to judicial remand on Saturday . 

Praveen Togadia, who was in Hyderabad yesterday, came to the house of a jeweller to attend a private function, police said. However, the corporator and his supporters alleged that the VHP leader came there to organise a meeting. 

Further alleging that Togadia could make provocative speeches, the Congress activists raised anti-Togadia slogans and held a demonstration in front of the jeweller's residence at Laxminagar here last night. 

Police immediately intervened and detained the Congress activists and following a complaint by local VHP leaders, the S R Nagar police registered a case and took up investigations and arrested 19 protesters, the police officer said. "Reports of Togadia being attacked or assaulted during the protest are totally false," the police officer added. PTI