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Gujarat CM’s Decision to Withdraw 90% Police Cases with Reference to Patidar Andolan

Gujarat CM Smt. Anandiben Patel said that we are aware that after the program held in GMDC ground, Ahmedabad on 25th August 2015, various incidents took place from that evening to late night by anti-social elements to burn and damage public property on a large scale in Patidar Andolan.

To control law and order situation, the Police Department took strict action against anti-social elements. Some of them have been arrested and FIR was lodged for further legal actions.

On behalf of the State Government, she assured people that a review of the police cases will be done, showing empathy towards Patidar society.

CM Smt. Patel als organized review meetings at her level to fulfill the promise given by her on behalf of the state government. Recent review meeting was held on Friday, July 29. She expressed her decision to withdraw 90% cases while thoroughly considering various crimes booked during Patidar Andolan. While reviewing the situation regarding cases, she learned about the details of formerly withdrawn 155 cases and asked the state administration to withdraw more 54 cases during the meeting held on Friday.

Since today the state government has decided to withdraw 54 cases along with earlier 209. While, she instructed the Home Department to immediately work on to withdraw 182 cases in the third phase. Thus, as many as 391 cases were decided to withdraw out of total registered 438 cases. So, it has been decided to withdraw 90% cases with a view to fulfill the hopes of Patidar Samaj.

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