Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani were booked by police on trespass and other charges after allegedly leading a “raid” at a house where they claimed that liquor was illegally stored, an official said on Saturday.
Thakor, a Congress MLA, along with independent legislator Mevani and Patel, on Thursday “raided” the house of a woman, identified Kanchanben Makwana, with over a dozen supporters claiming they wanted to expose the alleged “liquor den” operating there.
Hitting out at the government and the police administration for registering an FIR against them, they said that it was an attempt by the BJP government to “question their credibility”. They also demanded that the history of the woman complainant be made public. “The government should declare the criminal background of woman. Her husband was into bootlegging and there were three cases against him…. Instead of making the state liquor-free, they have booked us,” they said.