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Orissa deploys force to prevent Togadia`s Kandhamal visit

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 18:02

Phulbani (Orissa): In the face of VHP`s
International Secretary General, Pravin Togadia`s propopsed
visit to Kandhamal in Orissa this evening defying ban, the
district administration has deployed police and a magistrate
at the entry point to the riot-hit town to prevent him,
official sources said.
The district administration has also imposed
prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC to stop
Togadia and other members of the VHP from visiting the town,
Additional District Magistrate (ADM),Kandhamal, Arnanchal Das

The VHP leader had yesterday challeged the state
government to arrest him as he was all set to defy the ban
order. "I will enter to Kandhamal along with 100 sadhus,"
Togadia said.
The district administration is also contemplating
steps to seal road at Madhapur, the entry point to Kandhamal

Kandhamal witnessed widespread riot from August 2008
till October 2009 following the killing of VHP leader
Lakhsmananda Saraswati.


First Published: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 18:02

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