October 1st, 2011
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Our life is under threat: IPS officer, Sanjeev Bhatt’s wife

anti- modi crusader, IPS officer, Sanjeev BhatAhemdabad: The wife of Gujarat IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt wrote a letter to Gujarat DGP and Ahmedabad Commissioner, saying she does not trust the state’s police. She said she has reasons to believe that there is a threat to her husband’s life. His family also alleged that they are under threat. Shwetha Bhatt also said that the police were not allowing the lawyer to meet her husband.

In the letter, Shweta pointed out that her husband had been conveniently and “surprisingly shifted to the City Crime Branch which has a bad reputation of fake encounters”. “The branch is directly under the control of the present Chief Minister”, she added.  She has asked the Gujarat Commissioner of Police to ensure his protection.

Sanjeev Bhatt, was arrested on friday night after a police constable filed an FIR against him. He was arrested by cops of his own force who later raided his Ahmedabad home. The arrest comes two days after IPS officer had filed an affidavit in Supreme Court against the Gujarat government and the Gujarat Chief Minister on the 2002 riots. The affidavit linked Modi and former home minister Amit Shah with the murder of BJP leader Haren Pandya.

Bhatt was held on a complaint filed by constable K D Pant accusing the IPS officer of abducting him and forcibly recording his statement. The officer was detained at 4.15pm from his house in Memnagar in the heart of Ahmedabad. Constable K D Pant, who had worked under Bhatt during the 2002 riots, in his FIR accused the IPS officer of threatening a public servant, fabricating false evidence and wrongful confinement. He alleged that the anti- Modi officer had threatened and forced him to sign a “false” affidavit that the IPS officer was present at a high- level meeting called by Gujarat Chief Minister on the night of February 27, 2002 after the Godra train carnage.

Bhatt, however, refused to comment on the arrest saying, “I cannot say anything right now as I am in police custody. It is not the right time. If I want I can say lot of things but would not like to comment. It is now for media to decide what is right and what is wrong. Bhatt’s  I H Sayyed says Bhatt’s arrest reflects the ”Modi government’s political vendetta.” He added that there was no evidence against Bhatt in case filed by Constable K D Pant and that his client would apply for bail. The BJP has endorsed the arrest.


One Response to “ Our life is under threat: IPS officer, Sanjeev Bhatt’s wife ”

  1. Ajay Desai

    Modi was responsible for riots as he had planned the riots.


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