1. Hardik Patel detained after OBC quota rally in Ahmedabad turns violent

Hardik Patel detained after OBC quota rally in Ahmedabad turns violent

Police tonight detained Hardik Patel, who has been spearheading the Patel community's agitation for reservations, as he launched a hunger strike after the rally at the GMDC ground without permission, officials said.

By: | Updated: August 26, 2015 9:07 AM

Police on Tuesday night detained Hardik Patel, who has been spearheading the Patel community’s agitation for OBC quota, as he launched a hunger strike after the rally at the GMDC ground without permission, officials said.

“Vastrapur police station’s inspector M M Shaikh today went to the GMDC ground and detained Hardik Patel as he sat on dharna (and hunger strike) without taking police permission,” police station officer Pravin Solanki said.

When asked where Hardik Patel has been taken, Solanki said, “Hardik has been taken to the city police headquarters in Shahibaugh here as police suspected that if Hardik was kept at Vastrapur police station, people will gather there to protest.”

The Patel leader was released soon after when some of the rally participants turned violent and started throwing stones in various neighbourhoods of the city.

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