Ahmedabad | Justice M R Shah of Gujrat High Court today directed Hardik to put down in writing and mention the reasons behind his abduction. Recently he registered a case saying that he was abducted, locked inside a vehicle, threatened of dire consequences if he did not give up the pro-reservation agitation, and freed around noon yesterday on highway near Dhrangadhra, about 120 km from here by some unidentified persons.
Justice Shah also expressed doubts about the credibility of the habeas corpus petition as it was Hardik who appeared on his own before the court and not brought there by the police.
Justice Shah, if you tell one lie, you will have to tell one hundred lies to support the first lie. Justice Shah warned him and told stern action would be taken if whatever he mentioned is lie.
Justice Shah took serious objection to Hardik giving interview to TV channels and media persons before presenting himself in the court in the habeas corpus case.
The police have been looking out for Hardik since last Tuesday after he addressed a public meeting at Tainpur village without obtaining permission from the district authorities. The Aravali district police have registered a case against Hardik.
The High Court barred Hardik from holding any rally till September 29, the date fixed for next hearing of the case and said he will have to produce necessary evidence in support of his allegations by September 29.
Earlier, Hardik, the 22-year-old convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), arrived at the Gujarat High Court premises along with his lawyer B M Mangukiya, amid tight security and presence of a large number of people.
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