Hardik Patel sentenced to 2 years jail in 2015 riot case

A court in Gujarat on Wednesday sentenced Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel and his aides, Lalji Patel and A.K. Patel, to two-year imprisonment in a rioting case.
The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader and his aides were found guilty of rioting, arson, damage to property and unlawful assembly when they attacked BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel’s office in Visnagar on July 23, 2015 during the quota stir that rocked the State.
The three have also been fined Rs 50,000 each. Later, the court granted conditional bail to all the three against a personal bond of Rs 15,000.
On July 23, 2015, a rally demanding reservation for the Patidars had turned violent in Visnagar and ransacked the office of the then BJP MLA of the area Rishikesh Patel. An FIR was lodged against 8 people and a mob of 500 in the case.
This is the first judgement among many cases filed against the Patidar leader.

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