Hardik Patel and two others were found guilty of resorting to Arson and creating a
ruckus at office of BJP Legislator Rushikesh Patel in Visnagar.
Fellow Patidar Leader Lalji Patel was also awarded a similar sentence.
All the convicts were later granted bail.Hardik Patel was, however, acquitted of conspiracy charges.
Hardik Patel faced nine cases, filed in 8 Police Stations, ranging from Rioting to Sedition after he led huge protests in 2015 to put pressure on Government to accept the demand for inclusion of Patels or Patidars in the “other backward class” reservation category.