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Security weakened deliberately? Truck hits Togadia's car, VHP leader escapes unhurt

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Security weakened deliberately? Truck hits Togadia's car, VHP leader escapes unhurt Togadia said that as per the Z-plus security protocol, he was earlier provided a pilot vehicle to move ahead of his car, an escort vehicle and an ambulance behind it, and a vehicle on one side.

Surat, Gujarat: Barely a-month-and-a-half after Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international working president Pravin Togadia claimed that there was a threat to his life, a truck hit his vehicle near Kamrej in Surat district on Wednesday. Though Togadia escaped unhurt, the VHP leader claimed he could have been killed had his vehicle not been bullet-proof. He also alleged that his Z-plus security was 'weakened deliberately' by the Gujarat government.

"A truck hit the vehicle carrying Togadia and another person, about a kilometre away from the Kamrej town, when he was on his way to Surat to attend a function. Togadia escaped unhurt and we have seized the truck and arrested its driver," Surat rural superintendent of police M K Nayak said.

Togadia later told reporters that he could have been killed had his SUV (sport utility vehicle) not been bullet-proof.

"Had the vehicle in which I was travelling not been bullet-proof, not a single person travelling in it could have survived," he said.

Togadia said that as per the Z-plus security protocol, he was earlier provided a pilot vehicle to move ahead of his car, an escort vehicle and an ambulance behind it, and a vehicle on one side.

"This was the first time that while there was a police vehicle piloting our vehicle, no escort vehicle was provided behind our vehicle, as per directions from Gandhinagar," he alleged.

"No information regarding this was given deliberately to the police. I would like to ask why this was so? In this situation, a truck hit my vehicle. After the truck hit our vehicle, it hit a divider. Despite that, the truck driver did not apply brakes," Togadia claimed.

"My Z-plus security was weakened deliberately. If in such a situation my vehicle was hit and no brakes were applied, this is a matter of concern," he said.

Togadia, who went missing, was later found in an unconscious state on January 19. He had then claimed there was a threat to his life, and that his voice is being suppressed through threats of violence and false court cases.

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