The police here filed a case against Pravin Togadia, the international general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, on Sunday on the allegation that he made a highly inflammatory speech, which could lead to communal disharmony, at a public meeting here on Saturday.

Police sources said the case was filed under Section 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code (promoting communal disharmony), a non-bailable offence. They said the police had reviewed the video footage of the speech before filing the case.

Mr. Togadia left the town after the meeting held as a prelude to the State conference of the Hindu Aikya Vedi on the Town Hall premises. After the meeting, an incident of stone-throwing was reported at Chettukund, near the town.