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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani stopped by police at Jaipur airport

Jignesh had flown to Jaipur from Gujarat and was supposed to address people on “the philosophy of Baba Saheb Ambedkar” in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Jignesh alleged that he was not even allowed to enter Jaipur city

Staff Writer | April 15, 2018 | Last Updated:
April 19, 2018 11:27 am
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 Jaipur: Jaipur police on Monday allegedly restricted the movements of Jignesh Mevani, a Gujarat-based social activist-turned-politician, at Jaipur International Airport on Monday. Jignesh had flown to Jaipur from Gujarat and was supposed to address people on “the philosophy of Baba Saheb Ambedkar” in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Jignesh alleged that he was not even allowed to enter Jaipur city. He was forced to fly back to Ahmedabad.

When Jignesh tried to leave the airport building, a team of Jawahar Circle police took him into custody.

“If (Mohan) Bhagwat was going at Nagor district of Rajasthan to talk about Manusmriti, Raje would have allowed him. But since I was supposed to talk about the philosophy of baba Saheb Ambedkar they are restricting my movements. Vasundhara ji, hamara bhi vada raha chunav me maza ayenga,” Jignesh tweeted.

In a series of tweets, Jignesh alleged that immediately after he landed at Jaipur airport, few cops approached him and made him sign a letter. It was a prohibitory order restricting entry of MLA Jignesh Mevani into Nagaur district of Rajasthan.

“I was going there to talk about Indian constitution and Baba Saheb Ambedkar,” Jignesh claimed.

Jignesh alleged that he kept asking a deputy commissioner of police- (DCP) rank officer as to why he had been detained and whether there was any official order restricting his entry, but the DCP’s only answer was – ‘upar se bola hai’.

Jignesh alleged that it was a case of legally confining and kidnapping.

The cops reportedly told him that he was not allowed to move around even in Jaipur.

“They are forcing me to fly back to Ahmedabad and also not allowing to hold even a press conference…this is shocking,” Jignesh tweeted.

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