Mehsana, July 25: Hardik Patel, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener and two others have been awarded two years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 50,000 each in a case related to vandalising BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel's office in Visnagar during 2015 Patidar protests.
The Visnagar Court pronounced Hardik Patel, Lalji Patel and AK Patel guilty in the arson case.
The other 14 accused were let off by the court for want of enough evidence against them.
Hardik Patel is one of the accused in the FIR which was filed at Visnagar in Mehsana district on July 23, 2015, when a rally of the Patel community seeking reservation turned violent, resulting in damage to property and assault on some media persons.
During the violent agitation, the mob had torched a car and vandalised the office of local BJP MLA Rishikesh Patel.