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Congress Leader Hardik Patel Arrested As Soon As He Walks Out Of Jail

This Time, Patel Was Arrested In Connection With A 2017 Case Of Addressing A Rally Without Taking Prior Permission From The Police, An Official Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 23 Jan 2020, 04:59:30 PM
Gujarat Police arrested Hardik Patel as soon as he walked out of the jail on Thursday.

Gujarat Police arrested Hardik Patel as soon as he walked out of the jail on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GujWithHardik)

New Delhi :

Congress leader Hardik Patel was Thursday arrested by Gandhinagar district police soon after he walked out of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad a day after he was granted bail in a sedition case. This time, Patel was arrested in connection with a 2017 case of addressing a rally without taking prior permission from the police, an official said.

"We arrested Hardik Patel as soon as he walked out of the jail today. Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections in December 2017, he had addressed a gathering in Mansa town without police permission. While the FIR was lodged at that time, he was arrested in the case today," police sub inspector of Mansa, SS Pawar, said.

Earlier on January 18, Patel was arrested by the crime branch in Ahmedabad district for failing to appear before the trial court here in the 2015 sedition case, after a warrant was issued against him. The Opposition Congress had slammed the ruling BJP for "repeatedly harassing" Hardik Patel.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said that Patel has been fighting for the employment of youth and the rights of farmers and the BJP was calling it "treason".

"The BJP is repeatedly harassing young Hardik Patel ji who has been fighting for the employment of youth and the rights of farmers. Hardik voiced the people of his society, sought jobs for them, sought scholarships. He led farmers' movement," Priyanka had tweeted.

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First Published : 23 Jan 2020, 04:46:29 PM

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