Articles tagged under: PAAS

Surat PAAS leader Alpesh Kathiria gets bail from Gujarat High Court

July 13, 2021
Surat PAAS leader Alpesh Kathiria gets bail from Gujarat High Court

Surat: The Gujarat High Court has approved bail of former Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) quota agitation leader Alpesh Kathiria's bail. Kathiria was in judicial custody for last over three months. He was arrested by Special Operation Group of Surat Police on March 21 this year in rioting and atrocity case filed against him and his aides by Chhotubhai Vasava led Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) cadres. Kathiria was key person who created a special situation in PAAS influenced areas of Surat i...Read More

Kamrej Police arrests Alpesh Kathiriya in rioting and atrocity Case

March 14, 2021
Kamrej Police arrests Alpesh Kathiriya in rioting and atrocity Case

Surat: Special Operation Group (SOG) of Police in Surat has arrested PAAS (Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti) leader Alpesh Kathiria in rioting and atrocity case which was filed against him and others during recently concluded civic elections. Kathiria and others had entered into clash with Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) cadres during polling for civic elections in velanja area of Surat. When Alpesh and his supporters wearing yellow caps were in ward number 02, some BTP workers from their car were cap...Read More

A special situation that favored AAP to win seats in Surat at the cost of Congress

February 23, 2021
A special situation that favored AAP to win seats in Surat at the cost of Congress

Surat: Gujarat witnessed violent quota agitation led by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) in year 2015. The agitation was mainly about the demand of OBC (Other Backward Class) status to Patels so that they can benefit from OBC quota. A particular area of Surat that has large presence of Patels migrated from Saurashtra was worst hit by violence during quota agitation. As large number of Patels in this area of Surat were upset with ruling BJP, they elected Congress councilors in year 2015 civic...Read More

Gujarat HC grants conditional bails to PAAS leader Alpesh Kathiria; Entry in Surat district banned for 6 months

July 31, 2019
Gujarat HC grants conditional bails to PAAS leader Alpesh Kathiria; Entry in Surat district banned for 6 months

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today finally granted conditional bail to the Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Alpesh Kathiria, in a sedition case with the rider that he would not enter in Surat district for six months. The court of Justice V M Pancholi also instructed him to be strictly abide by all the other undertakings given by Kathiria for bail. His advocate Rafik Lokhandwala today said that his client would not enter Surat for six months. Notably A...Read More

Hardik’s sex CD was real, he used quota agitation for his benefit: former aide Dilip Sabwa

April 21, 2019

Rajkot: PAAS leader and close aide of Congress leader Hardik Patel, Dilip Sabwa today leveled serious allegations against Patel and Congress leaders here. Addressing a press conference he said that the sex CD of Hardik was also real and that was why he did not lodge a police complaint in this matter. Sabwa said that Hardik had as part of a bigger plan addressed the huge pro patidar rally in Ahmedabad's GIDC ground on August 25, 2015 in Hindi and not in Gujarati. 'The ...Read More

Gujarat govt opposes bail plea of Alpesh Kathiria in Gujarat HC

April 09, 2019
Gujarat govt opposes bail plea of Alpesh Kathiria in Gujarat HC

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government in its affidavit filed in Gujarat high court today has opposed the bail petition of PAAS leader Alpesh Kathiria, who was in hiding since cancellation of bail in sedition case, and re-arrested arrested from friend's marriage party on February 18.      He was arrested by the crime branch of Surat police from Valenja on the outskirts of Surat city. He had approached the Gujarat high court for bail after cancellation of his bail by a Surat sessions court on J...Read More

Ruckus and fight in PAAS event, Kathiria supporters shout anti Congress, anti Hardik slogan in his presence

March 17, 2019

Ahmedabad: The supporters of jailed PAAS convener Alpesh Kathiria and those of former convener of the outfit and Congress leader Hardik Patel had clashed during an event in Gota area of the city. Supporters of Kathiria were angry that in the Sneh Milan (Get together) event of PAAS in the Prasang party plot here, pictures of their leader was missing from the banner. There was only Hardik's picture on them. When Kathiria's supporters, many of whom had come from his home city...Read More

Police arrest PAAS cadres with 72 bottles of foreign liquor

March 03, 2019
Police arrest PAAS cadres with 72 bottles of foreign liquor

Surat: PAAS cadre Pankaj Sidhpura was arrested by police for transporting liquor. He was on way to Surat from Union Territory Daman in South Gujarat when police stopped him and recovered 72 bottles of foreign liquor. Pankaj was in his Maruti Ertiga car GJ5Q8183. It was Bhilad police that stopped his car and recovered 72 bottles of foreign liquor worth Rs. 7,200. Police arrested Pankaj and one Milan Pravinbhai Borda who was with him in car. Police has seized the car. DeshGujaratRead More

PAAS leader and Hardik’s close aide Nikhil Savani surrenders in ST bus torching case

February 20, 2019
PAAS leader and Hardik’s close aide Nikhil Savani surrenders in ST bus torching case

Surat: PAAS leader and close aide of Congress backed Hardik Patel today surrendered in a local court here in connection with a case pertaining to rioting, damage to the public property and arson after which he was sent to Lajpore central jail under judicial custody. The case was lodged in Sarthana police station here in 2016 after burning of a ST bus by mob. His advocate Yashwant Vala said that his client was willing to surrender before the crime branch here but as a senior poli...Read More

Repeated offender, PAAS hooligan Alpesh Kathiria arrested, sent to judicial custody

February 18, 2019
Repeated offender, PAAS hooligan Alpesh Kathiria arrested, sent to judicial custody

Surat: PAAS leader and close aide of Hardik Patel, Alpesh Kathiria, whose bail in a sedition case was cancelled by a local court here last month, was arrested by the crime branch of Surat police today from Valenja on the outskirts of the city. DCP crime branch Rahul Patel said that police was on a look out for him since cancellation of his bail on January 15 by the district court here. 'Today we got a tip off about his presence in the marriage ceremony of one of his friends A...Read More

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