August 13, 2016 2:47:57 am
A Patidar leader and five others were arrested Friday for allegedly burning effigies of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP president Amit Shah on August 5.
A day after Sarthana police sub-inspector P M Amin filed a case against Nikhil Sawani, co-convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti in Surat, and five protesters for “violating prohibitory orders”, the six surrendered on Friday afternoon. They were later released on bail.
The incident reportedly took place on August 5 at Raj Garden in Simada area of Surat where the Patidars were protesting elevation of Rupani as Gujarat CM.
“Sarthana police took my statement and later released me on bail. In my statement, I have mentioned that under the guidance of BJP national president Amit Shah, and the then president of Gujarat BJP and now CM Vijay Rupani had announced the EWS quota. The Patidar students had taken admission in the schools and colleges and now their future is in dark (after the HC stayed the ordinance)… Showing our aggression, we have protested and burnt effigies of Shah and Rupani,” he said.
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