Ahmedabad, July 8 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted bail to Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel in two sedition cases on the condition that he will stay outside the state for six months.
The 23-year-old, behind bars for well over 200 days, will however not come out soon since he faces other cases where he has not been given bail.
There are cases against him in Visnagar, Padadhari and other places. He got bail on Friday in the sedition cases registered against him in Surat and Ahmedabad.
In the last hearing, Hardik Patel gave an undertaking to the High Court that he was ready to be away from the state for six months if granted bail in the sedition cases.
These case were filed in connection with the violence during the quota agitation.
This was in response to fears expressed by the Gujarat government counsel that freeing Hardik Patel will put law and order in the state at risk.