`Bhatt, Modhvadia conspired against constable`
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 23:47
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Thursday alleged that suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, Congress president Arjun Modhvadia and advocate V H Kanara conspired to make a police constable sign false affidavit.

The statement was made in the court of sessions judge V K Vyas, hearing the anticipatory bail plea of Kanara. The court order on the application is likely to come tomorrow.

Kanara had prepared the affidavit of constable K D Pant who alleged Bhatt had made him sign it by force.

During the hearing, public prosecutor Pravin Trivedi claimed that the lawyer had conspired with Bhatt and Modhvadia to make Pant affirm a false affidavit knowing that it was an offence.

The state government also filed an affidavit before the court opposing Kanara's anticipatory bail plea and alleged that Modhvadia and Kanara had a discussion before preparation of the affidavit.

Trivedi contended that Kanara, being a lawyer, was aware that the act was illegal but despite that he became party to it, hence he should not be granted anticipatory bail.

He told the court that according to Kanara's statements the conspiracy began when Bhatt deposed before the Nanavati Commission earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Kanara's counsel B M Mangukiya alleged that it was a case of false implication and the lawyer has been framed because he did not implicate Modhvadia at the behest of police.

According to Pant's FIR, Bhatt had taken him to Kanara's office near Gujarat High Court on the night of June 16, where the affidavits were already prepared and he was forced to sign it without reading it.

Bhatt was arrested based on Pant's FIR against him in June, accusing him of threatening a public servant, fabricating false evidence, and wrongful confinement. The IPS officer was granted bail by a local court on Monday.


First Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 23:47

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