The Gujarat High Court has asked the government to file an affidavit in connection with a petition moved by Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel seeking a stay on his conviction by a Mehsana court in connection with a case of rioting in 2015. The court gave time to the government to file the affidavit after the state counsel sought time for the same. The court also stated that a copy of the said affidavit should also be given to the petitioner. The petition also stated that prior to him taking up the reservation cause, no criminal cases have been registered against Hardik. Though the High Court granted bail to Hardik, and also suspended his two-year sentence in August, his conviction was not stayed by the court.
Source: dna March 16, 2019 00:00 UTC