25th July :- Patidar Reservation Movement leader Hardik Patel, Sardar Patel Group’s Lalji Patel and AK Patel have been convicted in the Mehsana riot case of 2015. Also, Vidyanagar court has sentenced him to two years of punishment. Both Hardik Patel, were accused of arson and sabotage.
In this case Vishnagar court has blamed 3 out of 17 accused, while 14 people have been acquitted. The first incident of violence during the reservation movement took place on July 23, 2015, in the office of BJP MLA Rishikesh Patel. During this period, fierce devastation and arson were carried out.
Hardik Patel, Lalji Patel and AK Patel have been awarded 2 years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 50,000 each in a case related to vandalising BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel’s office in Visnagar during 2015 Patidar protests. https://t.co/M2a7mIgaEJ
— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2018
According to the government advocate Chandan Singh Rajput, including the hearty Patel, they have been ordered to pay a fine of 50 to 50 thousand rupees and repay 10-10 thousand as compensation. The interesting thing about this whole issue is that the government had announced that it would withdraw all the cases of riots during the Patidar movement, but nowadays the punishment sentence has raised questions on the government’s policy.
Bail was on Hardik Patel
This was the time of 2015 when the Patidar movement was under the leadership of Hardik Patel over the demand for reservation in Gujarat and the incidents of arson and demolition in place were at its peak. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Rishikesh Patel’s office was attacked. In this attack, Rishikesh Patel’s office was attacked and ransacked, in which Hardik Patel and Lalji Patel are accused. After which the court had issued an arrest warrant against both, although Hardik was granted bail on the Rs 5,000 fine.
Hardik is going to sit on strike since August 25
Tell me Hardik Patel has recently announced to revive the demand for reservation again. Not just the agitation, Hardik has also announced to sit on an indefinite hunger strike this time. They have claimed that they will take a hunger strike for the reservation and they will end only after getting this reservation. Their indefinite hunger strike will begin on August 25.