38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Congress Leader Hardik Patel Likely to Move Supreme Court Today

By LawStreet News Network      20 February, 2020 12:02 PM      0 Comments
Congress Leader Hardik Patel

As reported on 20th February, 2020, Congress leader and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) Chief Hardik Patel is likely to move the Supreme Court against the rejection of anticipatory bail plea on 17th February, 2020 by the Gujarat High Court in a case dating back to 2015. 

Justice V M Pancholi rejected the bail application on the grounds of criminal antecedents. The bail plea in an unlawful assembly case was registered during the protest in 2015 demanding a reservation for Patidar community in government sectors. The state government had objected to Patel's application and citied that over 10 criminal cases had been lodged against the Patidar leader who had further gone underground for a month. 

The 26-year-old Congress leader stated in his anticipatory bail petition: "Applicant (Hardik) has been victimised by the ruling party of the state by slapping several false, frivolous and concocted cases against him. Due to political pressure, the police for the last few days have been visiting the house of the present applicant to arrest him."

Hardik Patel had started the protest against the state government demanding the reservation for his community in government job and education sectors. A mega rally was held in Ahmedabad on August 25th, 2015 where lakhs had gathered at GMDC ground. Further to this, the police have alleged that the rally was declared unlawful since no permission was granted to the organisers. The gathering led to violent outbursts at night that resulted in the deaths of several youths and damage to private and public properties. 

Hardik Patel has been booked in two separate Sedition cases lodged in Ahmedabad and Surat. On February 7th, 2030, Patel remained absent in the city sessions court during the trial against him on these charges. Further to which he sought exemption from attendance in apprehension that the police might arrest him in regard to the 2015 Vastrapur case. The court refused to grant an exemption and issued an arrest warrant against Patel for his absence.

Hardik had joined Congress in the presence of party's ex-president Rahul Gandhi among other big leaders during the 2017 elections. 

Author - Dyuti Pandya 

Share this article:

User Avatar

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Crime, Police And Law
Women, including housewife, approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh

Two women approach NCW against controversial IPS officer Gyaneshwar Singh, citing harassment for tweets based on news reports about his involvement in high-profile cases.

17 June, 2024 03:10 PM
Trending CelebStreet
Arrest warrant against Tamil film 'Bhaskar Oru Rascal' producer for non-payment of dues

Arrest warrant issued against Tamil film producer for non-payment of dues of Rs. 65 lakhs+ to actor Arvind Swami.

17 June, 2024 06:10 PM


Trending Crime, Police And Law
BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid, for celebrating PM Narendra Modi's victory by raising 'Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan'

BJP workers stabbed near village Masjid in Karnataka for celebrating Narendra Modi's third term as PM.

12 June, 2024 12:11 PM
Trending Executive
Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Ind) in Law & Justice Ministry

Arjun Ram Meghwal assumes charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law & Justice, focusing on speedy justice and awareness of new criminal laws.

12 June, 2024 12:39 PM
Trending Judiciary
Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, grants protection to adult couple who married against family’s wishes [Read Order]

Allahabad High Court quashes FIR, protects couple who married against family’s wishes, emphasizing their constitutional rights and condemning threats to their lives.

12 June, 2024 02:00 PM
Trending Judiciary
'Inform on action taken against tanker mafia,' SC asks Delhi govt on water crisis

SC demands Delhi govt to explain action against tanker mafia amid water crisis, heatwave in the capital. Affidavit required on measures taken by June 13.

12 June, 2024 03:52 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email