Ahmedabad, Oct 19: A day after he was detained for trying to block the road of Team India and South Africa ahead of 3rd ODI, Gujarat Police have now filed an FIR against Hardik Patel of sedition over his controversial remark.
Hardik, the 22-year-old leader of the Patel quota stir, was reportedly caught on camera advising youth from the community to rather kill policemen than commit suicide.
"If you have so much courage...then go and kill a couple of policemen. Patels never commit suicide," Hardik said in Surat, speaking to a local youth, Vipul Desai, who had announced that he would commit suicide in support of the agitation.
Earlier on Sunday, Rajkot district Superintendent of Police Gagandeep Gambhir said that the police would be registering an FIR against the Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel for "insulting" the national flag.
According to Gambhir, Hardik's feet touched the national flag which he was carrying as he jumped on a car in an attempt to talk to the media when he was stopped by the police at Madhapar crossroads in Rajkot this afternoon..
"Hardik always tries to be in media...when he was stopped by police, he suddenly jumped on the roof of his car with the national flag. While doing so, the flag touched his feet, which is against the dignity of the tricolor," said the SP.