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SC refuses urgent hearing on Hardik Patel's plea to suspend his conviction in 2015 Vispur rioting case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord urgent hearing to Congress leader Hardik Patel's plea challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting stay on his conviction in the 2015 Vispur rioting case.

 SC refuses urgent hearing on Hardik Patels plea to suspend his conviction in 2015 Vispur rioting case

File photo of Patidar leader Hardik Patel. PTI

The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.

The bench also comprising Justices MM Shantanagoudar and Navin Sinha told the counsel appearing for Patel that there was no urgency in hearing the matter as the high court order was passed in August, 2018.

"The order was passed in August 2018. What is the urgency now?" the bench said while refusing to accord urgent hearing on the petition.

Patel, 25, had started preparations to contest from Jamnagar on a Congress ticket after joining the party on 12 March and the last date for filing of nominations is 4 April.

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Updated Date: Apr 02, 2019 12:46:17 IST

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