A Hosdurg court's proclamation order was served at the office of Vishva Hindu Parishad's working president Praveen Togadia in Delhi, said a police officer.
Togadia is "wanted" in an alleged hate speech case registered in Hosdurg police station in 2011.
The Hosdurg Judicial First Class Magistrate Court issued the proclamation after Hosdurg police expressed their inability to arrest the Hindutva leader despite issuing arrest warrants thrice.
"We went to his Delhi office to serve the proclamation order. But the office staff said they were not aware of the case against him," said Hosdurg inspector Sunilkumar C K. Togadia was then in Gujarat, said the officer.
Now, that the order had been served, he was likely to appear before the court, he said.
According to section 82 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a person is required to appear "at a specific place and at a specified time" in not less than 30 days from the the date of publishing such proclamation.
The Hosdurg police had filed a suo moto case against Togadia for making a speech that could vitiate communal harmony at a Hindu Aikya Vedi event in Kanhangad on April 30, 2011.