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Bhatt case: Guj HC restrains lawyer`s arrest

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 00:36

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has
restrained police from arresting a lawyer, who had prepared an
affidavit in Sanjiv Bhatt case, till Monday.

Advocate V H Kanara had prepared the affidavit of
constable K D Pant in which the latter alleged that Bhatt made
him forcibly sign on a document.

Bhatt has been arrested in the case and is in jail after
Pant had filed an FIR against him.
Kanara approached Justice R H Shukla on Saturday night
fearing that the police would arrest him, another lawyer who
is representing Kanara, B M Mangukia said.

Justice Shukla has given a restraining order on Kanara`s
arrest till Monday and will hear his plea on that day,
Mangukia stated.
Pant in his FIR had alleged that Bhatt took him to meet
state Congress president Arjun Modhwadia at his residence.
Modhwadia also assured him that there was no need to worry and
he should do what Bhatt was asking.

"The police are putting pressure on Kanara, to give a
statement against state Congress president Arjun Modhwadia in
the case and they wanted him to say that apart from Bhatt,
Congress president was also involved in preparing the
affidavit," Mangukia said.

"Kanara had refused to give such a statement after which
he feared that police would arrest him and that is the reason
we had to approach the high court justice in the middle
of the night," Mangukia said.


First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 00:36

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