Ahmedabad: A magistrate’s court here today set April 18 as the date for deposition of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel as a witness against the police personnel accused of excesses on members of Patel community.
Hardik, who was brought here from Surat’s Lajpore Jail and produced before additional metropolitan magistrate R R Dave, sought more time to consult his lawyers and study the case.
The court then scheduled his deposition for April 18.
Hardik is named as one of the witnesses in the petition filed before the court seeking direction to prosecute police personnel allegedly responsible for atrocities on those who had gathered for the Patel community’s mega rally here on August 25 last year.
When Hardik and other leaders were detained by police after the rally, widespread violence broke out in which 10 people were killed.