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Congress Leader: Court stays Congress leader Hardik Patel’s conviction in riot cases

New Delhi | The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday stayed the conviction of Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel in a case of rioting and arson. A bench of Justices SA Nazeer and Vikram Nath noticed that it will have been a match case for keep of the conviction by the Excessive Court docket. Senior advocate Manidar Singh, at the start of the listening to, submitted that not permitting Patel to contest the elections was a violation of his proper to freedom of expression.

“It is a violation,” he stated. I’ve already missed a possibility to contest elections in 2019. We now have come earlier than you to implement our rights beneath Article 19(a)(a). They’ve misused the police power. I do not know what he has to say, however His Majesty ought to decide on this matter very quickly. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that the fundamental standards for conviction have been laid down.

“In criminal law, there is no standard guideline to say which is correct. You can decide this. After this, the bench passed the order saying, “After contemplating the information and circumstances, we’re of the view that this could have been a correct case for staying the conviction by the Excessive Court docket. The conviction is stayed till the appeals are determined accordingly.

The highest courtroom was listening to a petition filed by Patel towards the Gujarat Excessive Court docket’s order in search of suspension of the conviction in order that he can contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Patel had sought a path to droop the conviction order handed by a classes courtroom on July 25, 2018. He had additionally challenged the validity of the March 29 order of the Excessive Court docket during which it had dismissed his plea to remain the conviction.

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