Last Monday during a crackdown on shopkeepers using banned single-use plastics, health department officials of Varachha Zone caught Suresh Makwana of Madhuli Tea Centre at Rangavdhoot crossroad in Varachha violating the ban and sealed the premises.
As Congress took strong objection to his comments, Vaghani on Monday said his remarks were misconstrued as he was just highlighting the "VIP culture" in the opposition party and offered to apologise if he had hurt sentiments.
The woman, a resident of Surat, had filed an application with the Surat police commissionerate accusing Bhanushali of raping her multiple times, promising her an admission to a “reputed college” in Ahmedabad.
"We apprehended that there could be some disturbance following the judgment... This also means that the support for Hardik is decreasing and he is losing ground,” a senior Home Department officer said.