Hardik Patel booked for 'political' speech in Gujarat

Jan 14, 2018, 09:49 IST | Agencies

An FIR has been lodged against Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel for allegedly delivering a "political" speech at an educational and farmers' welfare event at a village in Jamnagar district over two months ago

Hardik Patel outside a court in Ahmedabad last week. File pic
Hardik Patel outside a court in Ahmedabad last week. File pic

An FIR has been lodged against Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel for allegedly delivering a "political" speech at an educational and farmers' welfare event at a village in Jamnagar district over two months ago, the police said on Saturday.

The complaint, filed by Jamnagar (rural) sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) RK Patel, says that although permission was granted for organising an educational and farmers' welfare event at Dhutarpar village, it turned out to be a "political" programme with Hardik delivering the speech.

The case was registered at the Jamnagar 'A' division police station. According to the complaint, Hardik and his associate Ankit Dhadia had violated the conditions laid down while granting permission for the event.

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