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hardikThe Gujarat Police has reached Udaipur to arrest Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel, for holding the public meeting organized by his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at Tenpur town on September 22, 2015.

This was the same meeting from where Patel had gone mysteriously missing when police was after him and a habeus corpus writ petition later filed in the Gujarat High Court seeking directions to police to present him in the court.

The Gujarat Police had on September 25 arrested a close associate of Hardik for holding a protest rally a year ago without allegedly seeking adequate official permission.

Hardik is currently stationed on exile in Udaipur. “The police is doing just the formality of arresting him since it is a bailable offence”, a police official said.
Already, over 35 persons, charged under Indian Penal Code’s Section 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant), have been arrested and subsequently released.

(With IANS Inputs)