HC rejects bail plea of Patel leaders

HC rejects bail plea of Patel leaders

The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea by three Patel leaders – Chirag Patel, Ketan Patel and Dinesh Bhambaniya – who are in jail for sedition charges. These three are generally considered to be close aides of Patel quota stir leader, 22-year-old  Hardik Patel.

Rejecting the bail plea of these Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders, Justice A J Desai, stated that the police were still investigating the case and the petitioners could move their bail application after a charge-sheet was filed by the prosecution.

The PAAS leaders were arrested on sedition charges based on their intercepted phone calls, wherein,  according to the police, they were heard inciting people to indulge in violence against the police and damage public property.

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress has again announced its intent to hold “Daman Pratikar Rally” (agitation to oppose high-handedness) against the BJP government in the state on Tuesday. The Congress has announced that scores of its workers would be in Ahmedabad for the rally to be organised outside Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram.

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