Hardik Patel’s wife alleges govt, police harassment

Ahmedabad: Congress Patidar leader Hardik Patel’s wife Kinjal has accused the state government and police of harassing her husband, who she said, has not come home post his release on January 18. The accusation was put forth by Kinjal at a meeting of PAAS leaders in the city.

The meeting was held by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) to decide the next step regarding the legal recourse of the cases filed against Patel.

Kinjal had also posted her concern for her husband on his Twitter handle a few days ago, after he failed to return home from prison. She further accused police officials and other staff members of the Ahmedabad Crime Branch of frequenting her home and insisting on a search at night despite being informed of Hardik’s absence.

Earlier, Kinjal had also taken a dig at the police and posted that terrorism does not only mean to kill someone, terrorism also means to try and intimidate someone into a corner.

After being arrested and released multiple times, Hardik tweeted, “I am finally free of dictatorship after a period of seven days. What is my crime? I talk about farmers’ rights, youth, education and employment, so I am a target.”

The Patidar leader’s wife has been handling his official Twitter handle for the past one month. She also posted a cryptic note about how people forget about the work being done for their good, when the time comes.