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Hardik Arrested for ‘Insulting’ Tricolour

Hardik Patel was arrested on Monday for allegedly insulting the national flag.

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 Hardik Patel’s feet allegedly touched the national flag. (Photo: PTI)

Detained Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Monday by Rajkot Police after an FIR was filed against him at Paddhari Police Station here for allegedly insulting the national flag.

According to Rajkot-Rural SP Gagandeep Gambhir, police have collected concrete evidence before filing an FIR against Hardik, who is already under preventive detention of local police since yesterday.

According to Gambhir, Hardik’s feet allegedly 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 on Sunday while on his way to the stadium.

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 tricolour. This is not allowed as per the law.
—Rajkot-Rural SP Gagandeep Gambhir.

According to Gambhir, Hardik will be produced before a local court in Paddhari today.

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