ABOUT 200 jehadis armed with sticks, stones and swords laid siege to a house under SR Nagar Police Station in Hyderabad at 10.15 p.m. on May 28 to launch a pre-planned attack on VHP general secretary Dr Pravin Togadia who was at the house of a VHP sympathiser for dinner. He came to the city only in the evening after attending an organisational camp far away from the city.
VHP president Shri Ashok Singhal sounded the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Chief Minister and Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh about the incident drawing their attention to the fact that this jehadi posture has very serious implications. “After the Godhra incident, this is the first time that jehadi elements tried to repeat their terrorist act of this nature,” Shri Singhal reminded them. He informed that the Hyderabad police was very lethargic in taking action. It came after 45 minutes and quelled the jehadis.
“The VHP and all its Chapters have taken this threat very seriously. VHP has requested the Central and the State Governments to bring to book the anti-national jehadis and take stern action against them, so that such incidents do not reoccur anywhere in the country,” Shri Singhal said.