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HC judge recuses himself from hearing Hardik's rioting case

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A High Court Wednesday recused himself from hearing a plea of community leader seeking a stay on his conviction in a 2015 rioting case.

The 25-year-old had joined the at a party rally in Gandhinagar on Tuesday and expressed his desire to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

"Not before me," Justice R P Dholaria said while recusing himself.

In July last year, a sessions court had sentenced to two years' imprisonment for rioting and arson in Visnagar town in 2015, when the quota stir started gaining momentum in the state.

Due to the conviction by the court in district's Visnagar, was barred from contesting polls, as per the order.

Therefore, the leader had moved the high court seeking a stay on the conviction.

Though the high court granted him bail and suspended his two-year sentence in August last year, his conviction was not stayed by the court.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:45 IST