The Patidar quota agitation leader appears before a Gujarat court, assures to be present during hearings in the future.
The Visnagar sessions court on October 26 cancelled the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel after he appeared before it and gave an assurance to remain present during hearings in the future.
Sessions judge V.P. Agarwal on October 25 issued warrants against Mr. Hardik Patel, the convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), and six others, including Sardar Patel Group (SPG) convener Lalji Patel in a case of vandalising the office of a BJP MLA during the Patidar quota stir in 2015.
The court issued the warrants after Mr. Hardik Patel failed to appear before it for the second consecutive time, while Mr. Lalji Patel and others were absent for the first time.
The court cancelled the arrest warrants of Mr. Hardik Patel and others after they appeared before it on October 26 and gave an assurance that they will remain present during the future hearings. Each of them also submitted surety bonds of ₹5,000. The next hearing will be on November 15.
Mr. Hardik Patel and others are accused of ransacking the office of Visnagar MLA Rishikesh Patel during the protest rally of the Patidar community in July 2015.