Patidar leader Hardik Patel was arrested at the Jaipur airport and he tweeted that a police officer told him that this was done because of danger to his life. However, the Jaipur city police have denied it, saying he was only escorted.
Patel earlier said he was arrested on landing at the Jaipur airport but the police officer told him that it was done as a precautionary measure as there were risks to his life.
“Jaipur police cited threats to my life as the reason,” Patel said and added he was “taken into custody”. He even quoted an unnamed senior police officer as saying that there were “orders from above” to “arrest” him.
Calling Patidar leader Hardik Patel’s arrest “bizarre”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked the Rajasthan government to immediately release him.
“Arrested? Bizarre. Vasundhara (Raje) government should release him immediately,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted.
Patel tweeted earlier that he was arrested after deboarding at the Jaipur airport and a police officer cited threats to his life as the reason for his detention.