According to reports, Togadia went missing after stepping out of the VHP headquarters when a contingent of Rajasthan Police came with an arrest warrant in an old murder case.
Togadia, who is undergoing treatment for hypoglycemia at a hospital in Ahmedabad, was found to have low blood sugar levels. He was found in an unconscious state in Shahibaug and was taken to Chandramani Hospital located in the same area by an unidentified caller on the night of January 15.
Dr Rupkumar Agrawal at the hospital confirms that VHP leader was brought to the hospital by someone in the 108 ambulance service in an unconscious state. He is stable now but not in a condition to give a statement.
“Recently attempts were made by certain elements of RSS and BJP to remove Pravinbhai from the post of working president of VHP. While those attempts failed, he is being targeted being the lone Hindu voice pressurizing for building Ram Mandir and issues like conversion and love jihad” VHP spokesperson Jay Shah said.
VHP party workers alleged that Togadia had been taken away by Rajasthan Police, but situation over his arrest deepened when J K Bhatt, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), while addressing a press conference denied his detention or arrest.
“The great news is that Togadiaji has been found. Doctors have asked that he should be allowed to rest. Police will conduct a detailed probe into the incident,” said Gujarat VHP general secretary Ranchhod Bharwad.