News Nation Logo

Hardik Patel Arrested In Gujarat’s Morbi In 3-Year-Old Case

In All, Some 25 Cases Have Been Lodged Against Hardik In Different Parts Of The State, Mostly Mostly For Holding Rallies Without Police Permission.

PTI | Updated on: 21 Mar 2020, 08:12:57 PM
hardik patel

Congress leader Hardik Patel (Photo Credit: File)

New Delhi:

Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel, who was in Morbi district on Friday to attend a case hearing, was arrested by Ahmedabad police from outside the court. He was held in a three-year-old case of rioting lodged at Ramol police station here, said officials.

Hardik was arrested by Ramol police as soon as he came out of a magistrate’s court in Tankara town in Morbi district.

“We have arrested Hardik Patel from outside a court in Tankara after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by a court in Ahmedabad in a rioting case lodged in March 2017.  The FIR was lodged by BJP corporator Paresh Patel, who had accused Hardik and others of trespassing and rioting at his residence,” said Inspector K S Dave.

The FIR was lodged at a time when Hardik was leading an agitation demanding OBC reservations for Patidars.

In all, some 25 cases have been lodged against Hardik in different parts of the state, mostly mostly for holding rallies without police permission.

He is also facing two sedition FIRs at Ahmedabad and Surat.

For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 21 Mar 2020, 08:12:57 PM