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Hardik Patel moves Gujarat High Court seeking modification of bail conditions

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Gujarat Congress Working President Hardik Patel has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking modification in bail conditions in the sedition case of 2015. Hardik Patel has challenged the order of Ahmedabad Sessions Court which had denied him permission to leave Gujarat.

A petition filed by Hardik Patel stated that being a Working President of Gujarat Congress, he had to participate in several political meetings outside Gujarat.

He also said that he needed to visit his lawyers in Delhi for the consultation of a case pending before the Supreme Court.

What is Hardik Patel’s sedition case

Earlier Ahmedabad Sessions Court had rejected Hardik’s bail modification plea citing that “he is trying to delay court proceedings and due to which he cannot be granted the permission to leave Gujarat.”

Hardik Patel was granted bail on January 22, after he was arrested by Ahmedabad Crime Branch for failing to appear before the court in a sedition case of 2015.

The court granted him conditional bail which prevented him from leaving Gujarat without court’s permission.

Opposing Hardik Patel’s modification of bail application before the sessions court, the prosecution had argued that he was not present during proceedings in the trial court 61 times. The prosecution further said that he had violated the bail conditions of the trial court and also of Gujarat High Court.

The Ahmedabad Crime Branch registered a sedition case against Hardik for violence in several places in the state after a Patidar reservation rally in August 2015. The Gujarat High Court granted him bail in July 2016.

 

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