Gujarat HC allows Hardik to shift to Haridwar for fortnight

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted Patel agitation spearhead Hardik Patel leave to shift his temporary residence for a fortnight from Rajasthan to Uttarakhand.

Hardik had moved a petition in the High Court seeking permission to change his temporary residential address from Udaipur in Rajasthan to Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

“The hon’ble court had put in a condition that he cannot change his temporary residence during bail period without its permission. Hardik wanted to visit some religious places in Haridwar and so we moved a petition before seeking permission for four weeks,” said Rafiq Lokhandwala, member of team representing Hardik in the high court.

Hardik, who is out on a six-month bail in a sedition case, had been barred from entering Gujarat by the court. In his petition, he had mentioned that he wished to stay at Swami Deeptanand Ashram, Bhupatwala, Haridwar, with its mahant, Swami Krishnanand Maharaj.