Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh booked for trespassing woman's house


07 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh booked for raid at woman's house

Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani were booked on charges of trespassing after allegedly leading a "raid" at a house where they claimed liquor was illegally stored.

The trio on Thursday "raided" the house of a woman, identified Kanchanben Makwana, with over a dozen supporters claiming they wanted to expose the alleged "liquor den" operating there.


Woman says trio planted liquor at her house

Makwana filed a complaint at the Gandhinagar Sector 21 police station.

The complainant said the trio and their supporters entered her house when no male member was present there. They even planted two pouches of country-made liquor there to prove her house was a liquor den.

"Makwana, in her complaint, said she does not sell liquor," Inspector VN Yadav said.

No arrests yet

No arrests have been made so far

Yadav said an FIR was lodged against Thakor, Mevani, and Patel besides over a dozen others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including for house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint (452), intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace (504), and intentionally giving false evidence (193).

Yadav said no arrest has been made so far.

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The three leaders "raided" Makwana's house at Adivada village after meeting four people who were hospitalized after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Ahmedabad.

Thakor, who led anti-liquor agitations in the past, said the aim of the "raid" was to expose the police and the government's "inaction" to curb alcohol menace.

The trio took on the BJP in the Gujarat assembly elections held last year.

Hardik says liquor mafia has BJP's support, can do anything

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