Thursday, November 26, 2020
Home Crime Hardik Patel's close aide surrenders in Gujarat court, connected to cases of rioting and...

Hardik Patel’s close aide surrenders in Gujarat court, connected to cases of rioting and arson

Nikhil Savani had been charged in connection to a 2016 case pertaining to rioting, damaged caused to public property and arson, following which he was sent to judicial custody

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader and Congress backed Hardik Patel’s close aide, Nikhil Savani, surrendered in a local court of Surat, Gujarat, in connection to a 2016 case pertaining to rioting, damaged caused to public property and arson, following which he was sent to judicial custody, reports DeshGujarat.

A case was lodged in 2016 in Sarthana police station, Surat after Nikhil Savani was allegedly involved in ST bus torching case.

According to recent reports, Savani’s advocate, Yashwant Vala, confirmed that his client was willing to surrender before the Crime Branch but seeing the police’ unwillingness Savani had decided to surrender in the court of law.

Nikhil Savani, before surrendering alleged that the State government was planning to foil a conspiracy against him prior to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He furthered that before the government could devise a strategy and get him arrested in all the pending charges leveled against him, he decided to surrender before the court of law.

Advocate, Yashwant Vala also said that the court had sent a notice to the crime branch asking whether they wanted Nikhil’s custody for remand or not.

Coincidently, Nikhil Savani’s confidante, Hardik Patel also has two cases of sedition against him. One in Surat and the other in Ahmedabad. Last year during the same time, a sessions court in Ahmedabad has rejected the discharge plea filed by Hardik Patel. The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader had filed the discharge application seeking relief from the sedition charges against him. He was booked by the Crime Branch on sedition charges after he the large-scale violence in Gujrat in 2015 seeking reservation for Patidars.

Hardik had earlier suffered a major setback in the Surat case too when the Gujrat High Court had rejected his plea seeking to quash of the sedition case.

The Patidar Andolan in Gujrat had brought the state to a standstill in 2015 as widespread incidents of violence and clashes had caused intense law and order situations. A total of 9 people had died and the Army was deployed to maintain peace. A total of 5000 paramilitary personnel had to be posted in different cities to help control the situation. Then 22-year-old Hardik Patel had made several objectionable remarks in a rally that had turned violent.

Hardik Patel is now convicted for causing riots in Mehasana and has been found guilty of charges related to arson and creating a ruckus at the office of BJP MLA Rushikesh Patel.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Germany expresses concern after corporate dependency on China increases

While German companies are happy that Chinese sales offset the fewer units sold in European countries amid the pandemic, they are also being cautious.

Lucknow: Two medical colleges run by MMA Faridi and Mohammad Zafar Idris respectively, accused of organ trafficking, probe ordered

Probe has been ordered against Era’s Medical College and Integral Institute of Medical Science And Research over Human Organ Trafficking charges

Indian law never defined “marriage”: Here is why govt needs to be involved in inter-faith “marriage”

A number of very different legal institutions are grouped under the loose word “marriage.” Naturally therefore, the government has to step in and make rules about how to move between these very different institutions.

After allowing Israelis to visit without visa, UAE stops issuing visas to citizens of 13 countries including Pakistan and Turkey

The decision of UAE to stop issuing visas to citizens of 13 countries is reported to have been taken due to security decisions.

Forgotten daughter of Uttarakhand: Before Nirbhaya, girl working in Delhi was kidnapped, raped and brutally murdered in Haryana

In February 2012, a 19-year-old girl from Delhi was abducted, gang-raped, brutalised and abandoned to die at a mustard field in Haryana

Recently Popular

Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani

As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.

When Sonia Gandhi trusted Ahmed Patel for conveying to PV Narasimha Rao’s family that his funeral will not be held in Delhi

Sanjaya Baru had said Ahmed Patel approached him to let PV Narasimha Rao's son know about Sonia Gandhi's message.

Fact Check: Did Arfa Khanum Sherwani eat the goat she was petting in the photographs she posted?

Arfa Khanum Sherwani took social media by storm after she posted photographs of herself with a beautiful white goat.

How Congress lost Gujarat to save Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha seat

The 2017 Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections which were contested by Ahmed Patel were one of the lowest points for Congress.

‘Mark of religious oppression, caste superiority’: Newly elected MP in New Zealand, Gaurav Sharma, targeted for taking oath in Sanskrit

A journalist in New Zealand targeted newly elected New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma for for taking his oath in Sanskrit.

Habitual offender Rehana Fathima given last warning by Kerala High Court after violating bail condition in ‘Gomatha’ cookery video

In the cookery video titled Gomatha Ularthu, Fathima kept referring to the meat as Gomatha. The High Court let her go giving her last opportunity to 'improve'.
- Advertisement -

As Congress remembers the 26/11 Mumbai attacks anniversary, netizens remind the grand old party of its double standards

Rahul Gandhi was found partying at a friend's house soon after the Mumbai attacks.

Six Pakistani cricketers test positive for Coronavirus in New Zealand, NZ authorities say they breached isolation protocols

New Zealand Cricket has revealed that few members of the Pakistan party breached the protocols on the first day of managed isolation.

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Germany expresses concern after corporate dependency on China increases

While German companies are happy that Chinese sales offset the fewer units sold in European countries amid the pandemic, they are also being cautious.

Lucknow: Two medical colleges run by MMA Faridi and Mohammad Zafar Idris respectively, accused of organ trafficking, probe ordered

Probe has been ordered against Era’s Medical College and Integral Institute of Medical Science And Research over Human Organ Trafficking charges

Indian law never defined “marriage”: Here is why govt needs to be involved in inter-faith “marriage”

A number of very different legal institutions are grouped under the loose word “marriage.” Naturally therefore, the government has to step in and make rules about how to move between these very different institutions.

OIC snubs Pakistan again, no mention of ‘Kashmir’ in Foreign Ministers’ meeting agenda: Read details

Pakistan's foreign office had claimed that during the 2-day session, the Kashmir issue will be discussed too. The OIC's agenda has made no mention of it.

After allowing Israelis to visit without visa, UAE stops issuing visas to citizens of 13 countries including Pakistan and Turkey

The decision of UAE to stop issuing visas to citizens of 13 countries is reported to have been taken due to security decisions.

Algerian-born Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika stripped of his citizenship by Australia after convicted of terrorism

Benbrika was convicted of directing a terrorist group, and possessing material associated with planning of a terrorist attack in Australia

Fact-check: No, the government has not issued Rs.1,30,000 to the citizens towards Covid-19 funding

Fake message circulated claims that govt of India has issued Rs.1,30,000 to every citizen above the age of 18 as Covid-19 funding

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
488,980FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe