Bhatt moves Guj HC to quash complaint against him
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 22:17
Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has approached the Gujarat High Court to quash a complaint filed against him for allegedly furnishing a false information with intention to evade summons.

The petition filed yesterday is likely to come up for hearing next week.

Bhatt in his petition has contended that the complaint was baseless and hence needed to be quashed and the inquiry ordered by the magistrate be stopped.

The complaint was filed in the local court last month by ACP NC Patel, who is investigating officer in another case against Bhatt in which the latter is accused of threatening and illegally confining police constable KD Pant.

Based on the complaint filed by Patel, additional chief judicial magistrate B G Doshi had ordered an inquiry into the matter and issued summons to Bhatt asking him to remain present in the court on Wednesday.

However, advocates Manish Oza and Mahesh Baria sought time from the court on behalf of Bhatt, who was out of station, and requested for another date.

Agreeing to their request, the court adjourned the hearing in the case till December 5.

Patel alleged in his complaint that Bhatt was issued summons to remain present before him on September 30 but did not turn up and instead wrote a letter saying he was supposed to appear before the Nanavati Commission probing the 2002 riots case.

Patel further said he probed if Bhatt appeared before the judicial panel, which revealed that the officer neither deposed before the commission nor was asked to do so.


First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 22:17

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