Patidar community leader Hardik Patel on Friday claimed he was “arrested by the Rajasthan police” at the Jaipur International Airport, a charge the police denied as “rumour” saying he was escorted for safety reasons.
“On the instructions of the Vasundhara Raje government, the Jaipur Police arrested me as soon as I got down at the Jaipur airport,” he said in the first of a series of tweets.
However, the police denied the claims saying he was “just escorted for his own safety”.
“He was neither detained nor arrested by the police. He was escorted owing to safety reasons. He had left for Udaipur right after landing at Jaipur Airport,” DCP East Kunwar Rashtradeep said. Patel, in multiple tweets alleged he was “arrested” and “the Rajasthan government and other BJP-ruled states were trying to snatch freedom”.