Hardik Patel, leader of quota agitation, on Wednesday moved to a sessions court for seeking anticipatory bail in rioting case.
Hardik and seven others who filed the anticipatory bail pleas, have been named in the FIR registered at Ramol police station on March 20 for allegedly creating ruckus outside the house of BJP corporator from Vastral area, Paresh Patel.
The applicants said they had been framed up as they were not present in the group which allegedly created the ruckus and burnt a BJP flag.
Hardik also said he and others had presented themselves before the Crime Branch and even submitted a letter offering to surrender before the court so that a fair investigation could be carried out, but the police took no action.
Sessions judge D P Mahida will hear the applications on March 31.
Ramol police have arrested 13 persons in the case so far.
Hardik, leader of Patel community’s agitation for OBC quota, is out on bail in two sedition cases registered against him.