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Gujarat HC allows Patel quota leader Hardik to go to Haridwar for 15 days

Hardik is at present living in Udaipur in Rajasthan after the high court, while granting him bail in July, said he shall live outside Gujarat for six months.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2016 00:39 IST
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Patidar community leader Hardik Patel was granted permission by Gujarat High Court to Haridwar for 15 days.(PTI Photo)

The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted permission to Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel to go to Haridwar for 15 days.

Hardik is at present living in Udaipur in Rajasthan after the high court, while granting him bail in July, said he shall live outside Gujarat for six months.

Fifteen days’ period will start after he presents the high court order at Udaipur police station, Justice A J Desai said.

Hardik had requested that he be allowed to stay in Haridwar for the last two months of the six-month period.

The court, while granting him bail in two sedition cases filed against him by Gujarat Police, had said he shall live outside the state for six months, and it would review his behaviour after this period before deciding whether to allow him to return to Gujarat.

Hardik’s application was accompanied by a letter from Swami Deeptanand Asharam at Haridwar saying he could stay there till February end, said his lawyer Rafik Lokhandwala.

Government pleader Mitesh Amin, however, opposed the plea saying no change of address should be allowed now.

Hardik is facing sedition cases in Ahmedabad and Surat with regard to the violence during the agitation of Patel community for OBC quota last year.