Case against Hardik Pa­tel for ‘in­sult­ing’ tri­colour with­drawn

The Hitavada - - 2ND FRONTPAGE -

THE Gu­jarat Govern­ment has with­drawn a case against Pa­tel quota stir leader Hardik Pa­tel for al­legedly in­sult­ing the tri-colour nearly two years ago.

Rajkot Col­lec­tor Vikrant Pandey passed the or­der to with­draw the case against Hardik fol­low­ing in­struc­tions from the State Govern­ment.

“As per the in­struc­tion re­ceived from the state govern­ment (home min­istry), we have with­drawn case against Hardik and ac­tivists of Pati­dar Ana­mat An­dolan Samiti (PAAS) which were reg­is­tered in Rajkot district,” Pandey said on We­nes­day.

Only one FIR was reg­is­tered against Hardik in the district, he said, adding fur­ther for­mal­i­ties will be com­pleted in court.

Five other cases against PAAS ag­i­ta­tors were also with­drawn, the col­lec­tor added.

On Oc­to­ber 19, 2015, Hardik, the con­vener of the PAAS, was booked for al­legedly in­sult­ing the tri-colour.

Po­lice had said Hardik jumped over the tri-colour when he was on the way to the Khand­heri cricket sta­dium here to dis­rupt the In­dia-South Africa ODI match sched­uled that day.

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