Supreme Court defers hearing on Hardik Patel plea

Supreme Court said that Hardik Patel’s plea challenging invocation of sedition charge for allegedly inciting a mob during the Patel agitation will be heard after Gujarat police complete the probe in the case. A bench, comprising Justices JS Khehar and R Banumathi, directed Gujarat police to complete the investigation within one-and-a-half month in the sedition case and file a report before it in a sealed cover and posted the hearing for January 5. The bench also directed the police not to file the charge sheet in the sedition case without the apex court’s permission.