Complaint against Bhatt for giving false info

Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 00:34

Ahmedabad: A complaint was on Friday filed
against suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in a court
here for allegedly furnishing false information to skip
appearance in response to summons issued to him.

The complaint was filed by ACP N C Patel, investigating
officer in the case against Bhatt for threatening constable K
D Pant.

Patel filed the complaint against Bhatt before Additional
Chief Judicial Magistrate B G Doshi who admitted the matter
and ordered issuance of summons to the suspended officer to
remain present before court.
The date will be decided later by the court registry.

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

But a probe into the claim revealed that Bhatt never went
to the Nanavati panel nor did he have any hearing there, the
officer alleged.
Based on this, Patel filed a complaint against Bhatt
under section 172 (absconding to avoid service of summons) and
177 (furnishing false information) of the Indian Penal Code in
the court today.

Bhatt was arrested on September 30 in connection with an
FIR filed against him by Pant for allegedly threatening,
wrongfully confining and restraining him and making him sign a
false affidavit.

The affidavit was regarding Bhatt`s presence in the
February 27, 2002, meeting called by Chief Minister Narendra
Modi after the Godhra train burning incident.

Bhatt was granted bail by a local court on October 17.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 00:34

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