- Congress leader Hardik Patel, 2 party MLAs and around 27 supporters were detained
- They were on way to Palanpur district jail in Gujarat to meet sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt
- Sanjiv Bhatt was in June this year awarded life sentence in a custodial death case
Congress leader Hardik Patel and two party MLAs were on Wednesday detained.
They were on way to Palanpur district prison in Gujarat to meet sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, an official said.
Bhatt, who was in June awarded life sentence in a custodial death case, is currently lodged at the Palanpur district jail.
We were expecting law and order issues at the jail in Palanpur, so we detained around 30 people, including Hardik Patel, Congress MLAs from Palanpur and Patan and their supporters, when they entered Palanpur to go to the sub-jail to meet Bhatt,” he said.
The two MLAs who have been detained are Mahesh Patel of Palanpur and Kirit Patel of Patan.