It also directed the Gujarat police to provide Hardik an English translation of its charge sheet filed in the case against him and others for allegedly instigating the Patel community members to kill policemen.

A bench comprising Justices JS Khehar and C Nagappan asked the state police to do the needful on or before January 27 and ordered listing of Hardik's plea for hearing on February 3.

The bench also asked the Attorney General, appearing for Gujarat, to assist it on the approach to be adopted in dealing with cases where public property was damaged on a large scale.

During the brief hearing, Hardik's counsel alleged that the English version of the charge sheet has not been provided to him and moreover, the police has supplied a password- protected CD of the video footage to him without the password.

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