2 FIRs filed against Hardik Patel for holding roadshows without permission
December 21, 2017  09:29
An FIR was registered against Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel and around 50 of his supporters for holding a roadshow on the city outskirts on 11 December without permission, police said. This is the second FIR filed against Patel for organising unauthorised rallies.

The Ahmedabad Police registered the case in connection with the roadshow held in Bopal area.

"Hardik, who heads the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, and his supporters were booked under IPC section 188 for disobeying the police order," Bopal Police Inspector IH Gohil said.

Hardik and his supporters, who were on their bikes, had organised a roadshow on 11 December, despite being denied permission by the district authorities, he said.

"Today, we have lodged an FIR against him and 50 other bikers for disobeying the police notification," Gohil said.

Three days before the second phase of Gujarat assembly polls, the rally-cum-roadshow on motorcycles and cars was organised, which started from Bopal and culminated at Nikol area on the other end of the city, covering a distance of around 15 kilometres.

-- PTI
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