Bengaluru: Vishwa Hindu Parishat leader Praveen Togadia was scheduled to pay private visits to Madikeri and Mangaluru on Wednesday, Jan 20.
In Madikeri, he was to visit the house of Kuttappa, who died in violence that followed Tipu Jayanti observance. He had no plans to address any meeting. His visit has been cleared by Kodagu SP Vartika Katiyar.
But the Mangaluru city police commissioner in an order dated Jan 18 has banned his entry into the city between Jan 18 to 24.
Togadia and another VHP functionary Yella Reddy have on Tuesday filed an appeal in the state high court against the commissioner’s order. The appellant’s advocate requested that the case could be immediately taken up. The court consented to hear the arguments of Wednesday, Jan 20.
It was argued by the advocate that the during the proposed visit this week, Togadia had no plans to address any meeting. He had paid a similar visit to Bengaluru last week. No unpleasant incidents had taken place. During his earlier visits to Mangaluru, no such instances had been seen, he said.
The court is expected to hear the case on Wednesday.