Today Gujarat government denied to accept the undertaking given by Patidar leader Hardik Patel submitted in the Gujarat High Court during the hearing on his appeal against the rejection of his bail pleas in two sedition cases.On the other hand during the hearing today,bringing the said ‘rift’ between Hardik and three of his former aides and co-accused in the case Chirag, Dinesh and Ketan Patel to fore, Hardik’s counsel Zubin Bharda said in the course of argument that it was not his client who instigated the people to indulge in violence post August 25 pro reservation rally of the Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti (PAAS), but the trio who had already got bail in the matter.The hearing will be held tomorrow.
Hardik in his undertaking yesterday had assured the court that if granted bail he would not do anything by act or speech which incite people or trigger violence, however he maintained that he would participate in the agitation in peaceful manner.
The court is hearing his appeal against the rejection of his regular bail pleas by different local courts of Surat and Ahmedabad in two sedition related cases.
The court of Justice A J Desai today adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.
Hardik’s counsel Zubin Bharda said that in his undertaking his client has said that though the agitation of the Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti (PAAS) would continue peacefully in democratic manner, if granted bail he won’t do any thing by act or speech which may incite people or trigger violence. He said that if 3 other accused (Dinesh, Chirag and Ketan) against whom there was evidence of inciting their supporters for violence, have got bail, why Hardik, who did not do so, should not be granted bail.
Another case of sedition was lodged against Hardik and five others (including Chirag, Ketan and Dinesh Patel) by the crime branch of Ahmedabad police for his alleged involvement and plotting of the violence post a pro reservation rally on August 25 here. The three co-accused have got conditional bail from the high court after no objection from the state on their undertaking to not to participate in the agitation.