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Hardik Patel, Amit Chavda, Gujarat Cong workers detained ahead of Pratikar rally


By: Categorical Information Service | Ahmedabad |

October 8, 2020 5:02:29 am

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Patidar chief and Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel, Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda and dozens of different Congress employees had been detained by Gujarat Police on Wednesday, whereas unbiased MLA Jignesh Mevani and Congress MLA Imran Khedawala had been put underneath home detention, in a bid to discourage them from attending Pratikar Yatra (resistance rally) to be held for the Hathras sufferer in Paldi space of Ahmedabad.

The rally scheduled to be held from Kochrab Ashram in Paldi to Sabarmati Ashram at four pm was introduced by Gujarat Congress, demanding justice for the girl who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Hathras of Uttar Pradesh. Nonetheless, no police permission was given for the occasion to Congress. Elaborate safety preparations had been made by Ahmedabad Police on the scheduled protest web site on Wednesday.

Round 2:15 pm, a group of Santej police station (PS) in Gandhinagar reached Hardik Patel’s residence in Ognaj space of town and introduced him to the PS underneath preventive detention.

“In protest of rape circumstances in Gujarat and throughout the nation, we had organised a Pratikar rally in Ahmedabad. Nonetheless, two hours earlier than the rally, I used to be detained from my home. I used to be saved underneath the watch of no less than 30 police personnel for 5 hours after which launched. Is it a criminal offense to boost voice for our nation’s sisters? (sic),” wrote Hardik Patel on Twitter.

“We detained Hardik round 2:15 underneath preventive detention and let him off at 6:15 pm with none fees,” stated VS Manjaria, police inspector at Santej PS.

At Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress workplace in Paldi, heavy police presence was deployed to discourage Congress employees from marching in the direction of Kochrab Ashram, which is hardly 300 metres from their workplace. It was right here that Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Amit Chavda and dozens of different social gathering employees had been detained and delivered to Ellisbridge PS.

“At this time, in Gujarat and throughout India, atrocities towards girls corresponding to rapes are rising. For the honour, security and justice of our daughters, we had determined to take a rally from Kochrab Ashram to Sabarmati Ashram following the footsteps of Gandhiji. Nonetheless, police have been detaining us, which reveals that the federal government is on the aspect of the rapists (sic),” Chavda advised reporters moments earlier than he was detained.

“No permission was granted for the rally and we detained over a 100 Congress employees. They had been let off within the night with none fees,” stated a police officer at Ellisbridge PS.

In the meantime, police additionally saved unbiased MLA Jignesh Mevani and Congress MLA Imran Khedawala underneath house detention on Wednesday.

“I’m home arrest. Such is the destruction of democracy in Gujarat that I’m not allowed to take part within the Pratikar Rally looking for justice for Hathras sufferer. I’m detained at Ahmedabad and never allowed to maneuver out of my room (sic),” Jignesh Mevani wrote on Twitter.

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