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NCP MLA Jayant Patel held for attacking govt official

Anand: NCP MLA and party’s Gujarat unit president Jayant “Bosky” Patel was arrested after he surrendered before police today, a day after he was booked along with his seven supporters for allegedly assaulting a government official and two teachers.

NCP MLA Jayant Patel
NCP MLA Jayant Patel

Patel, who represents Umreth seat, was produced before a court which granted him bail.

Meanwhile, police arrested seven other accused earlier in the day. They were also released on bail.

Patel and his supporters were booked yesterday after they allegedly created ruckus at a science fair organised by the state Education Department at Ratanpura village in Umreth taluka.

They allegedly attacked three persons, including two teachers, claiming that Patel’s name was not printed in the invitation letter for the programme.

An FIR was lodged against them by one Rakesh Khira, a government official working at the district Education and Training Centre here, under relevant sections of IPC for assaulting public servants, rioting, unlawful assembly, trespassing and damaging public property.


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