Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik left Ajmer on Friday night following a protest by BJP workers during which a shoe was also flung at him.
Malik was in the city for the last three days and when BJP workers came to know about his presence on Friday, they staged a protest in front of a hotel where he was staying. The protestors hurled a shoe at him, but it missed Malik.
"Malik left the city at around midnight," Ajmer District Collector Manju Rajpal said on Saturday. She claimed that he left as per his own schedule and wish, but sources said that he was asked to leave Ajmer following the protest.
Security in the Ajmer dargah and nearby areas was tightened on Friday following the protest by BJP workers who demanded that Malik be asked to leave the city immediately.
Malik paid obeisance at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti on Friday evening.
Meanwhile, BJP workers took out a "victory procession" on Saturday. "We celebrated and took out a victory march after the anti national element left the holy city of Ajmer," BJP MLA Vasudev Devnani said.