The Apex Court's order came when Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Gujarat, sought permission to file the charge sheet on the ground that if it is not filed, the accused will be entitled to get bail.

However, a bench of justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan refused to look into the draft charge sheet of the police.

"It would be inappropriate to look into it. Let the charge sheet be filed in the trial court on or before January 8, 2016. A copy of the charge sheet would be provided to the counsel for the accused in the trial court," it said.

The court fixed January 14 for further hearing the matter. It will also hear another plea of Hardik challenging the High Court's decision declining to quash the sedition charge invoked against him and others in a case lodged for allegedly attacking places like police stations in the state.

The state police had lodged the case in October against 22-year-old Hardik and five of his close aides on the charge of sedition and waging war against the government.

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