The agitation for reservation cannot be said to be unlawful in any manner, the bail application says.
Hardik and five others are charged under IPC sections 124(A) (sedition), 121 (A) (conspiracy to wage war against the government) and 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) in the case registered in Ahmedabad.
Advocate Yashvantsinh Vala filed bail application on Hardik’s behalf in the court of principal sessions judge Gita Gopi at Surat regarding the other sedition case.
In that plea too Hardik has claimed that he is being framed up with the political motive of suppressing the ongoing Patel quota agitation. His lawyers had withdrawn his earlier bail applications which became infructuous after the police filed charge sheets in both the cases this month.
Hardik is at present lodged in the Lajpore jail of Surat. The fresh bail applications will come up for hearing in due course.