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Hardik Patel booked for delivering 'political' speech at educational event

Hardik and his associate Ankit Dhadia had violated the conditions laid down while granting permission for the event

Press Trust of India  |  Jamnagar 

Hardik Patel
FILE PHOTO: Hardik Patel. Photo courtesy: @HardikPatel Twitter handle

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

The complaint, filed by (rural) Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) R K Patel, says that although permission was granted for organising an educational and farmers' welfare event at village, it turned out to be a "political" programme with Hardik delivering the speech.

The case was registered at the 'A' division police station yesterday.

According to the complaint, Hardik and his associate had violated the conditions laid down while granting permission for the event.

had sought permission from the SDM to hold a public gathering at village on November 4 last year.

"While permission was granted for an educational and farmers' welfare programme at village in the taluka, it turned out to be a political event with Hardik delivering a political speech," the SDM said in the complaint.

"We had granted permission to hold the gathering. However, after going through the details of the event, it came to light that instead of being an educational and farmers' welfare programme, it turned out to be a political event, thereby violating the conditions set while granting the permission," he added.

The Jamnagar 'A' division police lodged a case against Hardik and under sections 36(A), 72(2) and 134 of the Police Act.

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:38 IST
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