Well known youth leader and proponent of Patidar demand for reservation, Hardik Patel has been sentenced by a Gujarat court to two years imprisonment.
The sentence came about for Patidar quota agitation in a case of rioting and arson in Visnagar town here in 2015.
The sessions court at Visnagar held Hardik Patel and his two aides Lalji Patel and A K Patel guilty under IPC sections.
These sections pertain to rioting, arson, damage to property and unlawful assembly.
The three were also awarded with fine for Rs 50,000 each.
The other 14 accused were let off by the court for want of enough evidence against them.
The case is of a rally of the Patel community seeking reservation and it turning violent resulting in damage to property and assault
on some media persons.
During the violent agitation, the mob had torched a car and vandalised the office of local BJP MLA Rishikesh Patel.>