Gandhinagar : Hardik Patel, convenor of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) whose quota stir is proving a thorn in the flesh of the Anandiben Patel government in Gujarat, was on Monday slapped with a 2007 page chargesheet in a sedition case alongwith three of his associates.
Hardik, Chirag Patel, Dinesh Bhamaniya and Ketan Patel have been charged under section 121A and 124A of the IPC with sedition and waging war against the duly elected government.
Two other of their associates, Alpesh Kathiriya and Amrish Patel were also declared as absconders.
The chargesheet contains 42 call records of telephonic conversation between Hardik and his associates and statements of 503 witnesses besides reports of the Forensic Science laboratory certifying the veracity of the calls and the voice of it’s owners. Hardik and 14 of his associates have been languishing in judicial custody since October 18 last year.