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Hardik Patel missing, Gujarat High Court hears plea past midnight at judge’s home

Hardik ducked a police nakabandi after a public meeting in Bayad town of Aravalli district even as 17 of his aides were arrested.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: September 23, 2015 5:45:01 am
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Hours after police cracked down Tuesday on Patidar reservation protesters and said their leader Hardik Patel was evading arrest, the Gujarat High Court, taking up a habeas corpus petition on the missing PAAS leader, decided to meet past midnight to hear the matter urgently.

Read: Crackdown on Hardik Patel supporters, 17 nabbed in gujarat

A division bench led by Justice M R Shah was to hear the petition at his residence. Advocate B M Mangukiya, who filed the petition on behalf of one Ketan Patel, had approached Acting Chief Justice Jayant Patel with a plea for urgent hearing. The Acting CJ requested Justice Shah to hear the matter, Mangukiya said.

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