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Violence During 2015 Patidar Protests: SC Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Hardik Patel.

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The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Congress leader Hardik Patel in connection with his involvement in the 2015 Patidar Andolan agitation, pulling up the Gujarat police for the delay in the investigation. The bench headed by Justice U. U. Lalit issued notice to the state government, requiring that the court be informed […]

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Supreme Court declines urgent hearing on Hardik Patel’s plea

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord urgent hearing to Congress leader Hardik Patel’s plea challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting stay on his conviction in the 2015 Vispur rioting case. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. The bench also comprising Justices M M Shantanagoudar […]

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Court defers framing of charges against Patidar leader Hardik Patel in a sedition case

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AHMEDABAD: A local court in Ahmedabad  deferred the process of framing of charges against  Hardik Patel and two others in a sedition case to next month. Hardik’s lawyer sought adjournment of the hearing as his application seeking discharge from the case is before the Gujarat High Court, and is likely to be heard on October 9. Sessions judge D […]

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Hardik court undertaking to maintain law and order

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Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who walked out on bail after being confined for nine months, today filed an undertaking before a local court saying he will not indulge in any activity which will disturb law and order. He, however, made it clear that his reservation stir will continue “in a peaceful and democratic […]

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Hardik ready to stay out of Guj to get bail from Gujarat HC

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Jailed Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today told the Gujarat High Court he was ready to accept any condition, including staying out of the state for six months, that it may deem fit for granting him bail. Justice A J Desai reserved his order on the bail plea after the prosecution and defence counsels […]

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Hearing in sedition case against Hardik to begin

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The hearing in the sedition case against quota agitation leader Hardik Patel is all set to begin soon in a sessions court here after he engaged a lawyer today. A charge sheet was filed against Hardik in January. Hardik, who is currently lodged in Surat in two different sedition cases filed against him by Ahmedabad […]

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Hardik’s bail plea: HC issues notice to Gujarat govt

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Ahmedabad,The Gujarat High Court today issued a notice to the state Government on the bail petition of the Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, arrested in a sedition case. Justice A J Desai asked the Government to file its reply and kept the next hearing on April 7. Before issuing the notice, the court inquired […]

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Ahmedabad court rejects Hardik Patel”s bail plea

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The city sessions court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in a case of alleged sedition, observing that he might repeat the offence. Additional Sessions judge N G Dave rejected Hardik’s application filed in January after the Ahmedabad police’s filed a charge sheet against him. Upholding the prosecution’s […]

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Visnagar court refuses bail to Hardik Patel in rioting

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The sessions court in Mehsana district today rejected OBC quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s bail plea in a case of rioting and assault registered against him last year. Additional sessions judge K M Dave upheld government’s argument that Hardik may not cooperate with the investigation if released on bail and may tamper with the evidence. […]

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Ahd sedition case: Hardik’s bail plea adjourned

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A sessions court here today adjourned till February 15 the hearing on a bail application filed by quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, booked for sedition, as the investigating officer (IO) in the case failed to file a reply challenging the plea. This is the third time when the hearing on Hardik’s bail plea, filed last […]

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Gujarat HC notices to Guj govt, police on Hardik’s bail plea

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The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notices to the state government and police on Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s bail plea in a sedition case filed against him by the city crime branch. Justice A J Desai issued the notices and kept the next hearing on January 6. Hardik is at present behind […]

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Hardik Patel moves HC for bail in sedition case

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Jailed Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today moved the Gujarat high court seeking bail in the sedition case filed against him here by the city crime branch in October. Hardik is also facing a sedition case in Surat. He and his two aides have challenged the December 11 order of the Ahmedabad sessions court […]

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Hardik’s call interception: Gujarat HC seeks govt’s affidavit

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The Gujarat High Court today asked the state government to file an affidavit on a plea by Hardik Patel questioning the legality of interception of his phone calls as well as of his associates, but rejected the defence’s request to share details of certain Home Department orders. During arguments, Hardik’s lawyer B M Mangukiya asked […]

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Hardik sent to one-day police remand by Surat court

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A Surat court on Monday remanded Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in one-day police custody in a case in which he had allegedly instructed his fellow activists to block a national highway passing from Surat two months back. Judicial Magistrate of Kathor rural court J.D. Solanki sent the 22-year-old firebrand leader to a day’s remand […]

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Hardik’s actions no war against govt : Gujarat HC

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In a partial relief to Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel, the Gujarat High Court today dropped the charge of ‘waging war against government’ against him and his five aides but upheld the stringent sedition clause against them. Justice J B Pardiwala, after hearing the arguments, ordered the removal of three IPC sections in the […]

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Ahmedabad Police oppose bail pleas of Hardik and his aides

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Ahmedabad police today opposed the bail applications filed by Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and his two aides, arrested in a case of alleged sedition claiming that the accused may resort to similar unlawful activities if they are released. In response to the bail applications of Hardik Patel, Dinesh Bambhaniya and Chirag Patel, the […]

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Surat Police opposes bail plea of Hardik Patel

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Surat Police today filed an affidavit before a sessions court opposing the bail application of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who is facing a sedition case here. As Hardik’s lawyers sought time to go through the police affidavit, Principal Sessions Judge Geeta Gopi scheduled the next hearing for December 4. The grounds on which […]

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No relief from SC to Hardik Patel in sedition case

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Hardik Patel today did not get any immediate relief from the Supreme Court which said his plea challenging invocation of sedition charge for allegedly inciting a mob during the quota stir for Patel community will be heard after Gujarat police completes probe in the case. A bench, comprising justices J S Khehar and R Banumathi, […]

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HC reserves order on 2nd sedition FIR against Hardik

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The Gujarat High Court today reserved its order after hearing arguments on a plea of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and five others seeking quashing of FIR against them by city Crime Branch on stringent charges of sedition and waging war against government. During the arguments in the court of Justice J B Pardiwala, […]

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Court extends Hardik Patel’s police custody till Nov 3

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Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s police custody was today extended by two more days till November 3 by an Ahmedabad court in an alleged case of sedition and waging war against the government. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate CG Mehta passed the order on an application of the city Crime Branch seeking seven days of […]

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Hardik’s ‘abduction’: HC seeks affidavit to back up charges

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The Gujarat High Court today held that “a prima facie case of sedition” was made out against the Patel quota agitation’s leader Hardik Patel booked by Surat police for advising a youth to “kill the police rather than committing suicide.” Prima facie, it could be said that the words spoken or the statement alleged to […]

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Hardik moves HC, seeks scrapping of 2nd sedition FIR against him

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Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, arrested by the city crime branch on the charges of sedition and waging war against the government, today filed a plea in the Gujarat High Court seeking to have the FIR against him quashed. The petition, filed by his lawyer B M Mangukia, said the First Information Report was […]

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Court remands Hardik Patel in 7 days police custody

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An Ahmedabad court on Sunday sent Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in seven days remand of Crime Branch of city police in connection with an alleged case of sedition and waging war against the State. Metropolitan Magistrate SJ Brahmbhatt passed the order on an application of the probe agency seeking 14 days remand. The […]

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Hardik’s aides approach HC against sedition FIR

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Three close aides of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today moved the Gujarat High Court seeking to quash the charges of sedition and “waging war against the government” invoked against them by the city crime branch. The ruling on Hardik’s own petition against another FIR, filed by Surat police, which also includes the grave […]

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