Gujarat High Court Friday granted a conditional bail to Patidar leader Hardik Patel. The high court asked him to remain outside Gujarat for at least six months. He will, however, continue to remain in jail because of another case against him, says Patel’s lawyer Zubin Bharda.
Patel, who heads the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), was slapped with sedition charges for alleged destruction of public property and purportedly instigating crowd violence during the Patidar agitation last year. Patidars have been demanding reservation under the OBC quota for their community in Gujarat.
In 2015, the agitation turned violent with mobs torching state transport buses and blocking roads in several cities.
( Source – PTI )