West Bengal Govt bans entry of VHP leader Praveen Togadia
Kolkata: West Bengal government on
Wednesday banned the entry of Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia into
the state fearing “communal tension and disruption in public tranquility.”
The government issued a notification
in this regard under the provision of Section 144 CrPC asking district
magistrates to execute it in their respective jurisdictions, state Home
Secretary Basudeb Banerjee said.
“All district magistrates have been
asked to execute the notification in their respective jurisdictions banning the
entry into the state under Section 144 of CrPC to prevent disruption in public
tranqility and communal tension,” Banerjee told PTI.
State secretariat sources said the
step was taken keeping in mind the upcoming civic polls in the state.