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Seven Patel activists held for trying to enforce shutdown

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Ahmedabad, Dec 27: Seven activists of the Patel community, which has been agitating for quotas, were on Sunday arrested for trying to forcibly close shops during a shutdown call in north Gujarat’s Visgar town, police said. The Patidar Amat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Sunday gave a shutdown call in Mehsa and Visgar demanding action against security forces for an alleged firing incident during a rally on August 26 where pro-quota leader Mayur Patel was injured. Patel died of his wounds on Saturday. Police arrested seven PAAS supporters for trying to forcibly close shops in a local market in Visgar. On Saturday, an angry crowd vandalised the BJP office in Mehsa town after Mayur Patel’s death. (IANS)

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