Former IPS Sanjiv Bhatt sent to 10-day police custody

The Gujarat High Court, on Tuesday, sent former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to police custody for ten days. Sanjiv Bhatt has been sent to police custody till September 21 in a 1996 case where Bhatt is alleged to have planted a fake case against a lawyer.

The court sent Sanjiv Bhatt and co-accused IB Vyas to 10-day custody as against the 15 days custody sought by the government.

Sanjiv Bhatt was detained by the CID on September 5 following directives of the Gujarat High Court.

It is alleged that the Banaskantha police planted 1 kg opium in a hotel room to frame Sumersingh Rajpurohit, a lawyer from Pali in Rajasthan, in 1996.

Sanjiv Bhatt was sacked by the Union Home Ministry in 2015 for “unauthorised absence” from service. In 2011, Sanjiv Bhatt had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing Narendra Modi of being complicit in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Source: India Today

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