Patidars gathers for Jail Bharo in large numbers outside Varachha police station as announced by Sardar Patel Group and supported by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) since Sunday morning. The Patel community is demanding reservation quota and release of those arrested in violence during the earlier spell of the movement in 2015.
Over 2,500 Patidar youths gathered outside Varachha police station on Sunday morning. At some other locations like city police commissioner office and Lajpore Central Jail (LCJ) Patidars gathered in small numbers. Around 1,000 persons have been detained by police till afternoon.
However no major clash has been reported so far in Surat. Some Patidar youths tried to remove air from tyre of police vehicle in Varachha and when they were stopped by police some of them pelted stones. Soon police resorted to mild lathi charge at the crowd to disperse them.