Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel detained

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Ahmedabad, Aug 25: 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.

"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 told PTI.

Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel detained

When asked where Hardik 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." 

PTI

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