The charge sheet, running into around 2,700 pages, was filed in the metropolitan court against Hardik, and his aides Ketan Patel, Dinesh Bambhaniya and Chirag Patel.

Hardik's two other aides - Amrish Patel and Alpesh Kathiriya - whose names were in the main FIR but have not been arrested yet, are shown as 'absconders' in the charge sheet.
Hardik and his aides are charged under IPC section 124(A) (sedition), 121 (A) (conspiracy to wage war against government) and 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy).
As the offence is triable in the sessions court, the metropolitan court will transfer the case to it in due course, said city crime branch Assistant Commissioner of Police K N Patel, the complainant in the FIR which was filed on October 21 last year.

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