Supreme Court hearing Gujarat Congress Working President Hardik Patel’s plea against Gujarat High Court’s order refusing to delete his bail condition that requires him to seek prior court permission before travelling out of Gujarat.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for Patel : “Your lordships in Maneka Gandhi said, I’ve a fundamental right to go abroad.”
Bench: We’ll issue notice.
SG Tushar Mehta: That condition may be waived. Provided he gives an undertaking.
Counsel: it can be closed today itself then
Bench: We will allow straightaway then. Mr Mehta we can record your statement then?
SG: Your Lordships can, or your Lordships may pass an order. Whichever way.
Justice Nazeer. We’ll pass a court order. Waived and allowed. We’ll pass order later.” Bench said.
Supreme Court also hears Hardik Patel’s plea seeking suspension of his conviction in 2015 riot case
Sibal refers to trial court order on basis of which he’s convicted. evidence of each witness, all of them have said I wasn’t there’s. This is on Vicarious liability.
Bench: one question, this is for suspension of conviction, it was filed in 2019 for contesting election which is over now. Let main matter be heard. We’ll request the HC.
Sibal: main matter will never be heard. Allow me to satisfy you, your Lordships have stayed conviction in many cases. It’s hardik Chnadibhai patel of Vis Nagar. Give me time on Monday. This is a different Hardik Patel. I’m Hardik Bharatbhai Patel
Bench: Its not that hardik patel about whom we read in newspapers?
Bench: we’ll have it again on Monday.
SG: I’ll also examine. Apprehension really is, there were several activities done by petitioner, he might indulge unless some kind of sword keeps hanging, that’s the only apprehension
Bench: We’ll issue notice. File your counter, Mr Mehta we’ll have in January. Let us have assistance of your counter.