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April 20, 2021

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Court begins trial against Mevani, 9 others for 2017 Azadi Kooch

Courtroom begins trial in opposition to Jignesh Mevani, 9 others for 2017 Azadi Kooch

A magisterial court docket in Mehsana has framed felony cost in opposition to impartial MLA Jignesh Mevani, state Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) chief Reshma Patel and eight others in reference to a rally they held from Mehsana city in July 2017 sans police permission.
Youth chief Kanhaiya Kumar, who was part of the rally, can also be an accused within the case. Nonetheless, since Kumar was not current earlier than the court docket on Monday, when the costs had been framed, the latter determined to cross an order to carry a separate trial in opposition to him within the case after framing cost every time he seems.
On July 12, 2017, to mark one 12 months of the notorious public flogging of some Dalits in Una that had led to a large-scale agitation within the state, Mevani and his associates had led an ‘Azadi Kooch’ from Mehsana to Dhanera of Banaskantha district. Kumar and Patel had additionally joined them.
Mehsana police had registered a case of illegal meeting in opposition to them below the provisions of the Indian Penal Code since they weren’t given permission to carry the march. Police had submitted a chargesheet in opposition to 12 individuals within the case, together with Mevani, Patel and Kumar, earlier than a magisterial court docket in Mehsana.
On Monday, the court docket framed cost in opposition to 10 individuals – whereas Kumar was not current, one other accused within the case has died.
Advocate Mahesh Gurjar, who appeared for the accused, stated, “The court docket has framed cost below part 143 (illegal meeting) of IPC in opposition to the ten accused, together with Mevani. Kanhaiya Kumar was not current, so, the court docket determined to cross an order to carry a separate trial in opposition to him every time he seems earlier than it below the provisions of the Legal Process Code.”
The case has been posted for recording of proof on April 20.