Ahmedabad: A local court here on Monday issued
notice to the Gujarat government on the bail plea of suspended
IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who was arrested on Friday on the
basis of an FIR lodged against him on charges of threatening
and fabricating evidence.
Sessions Court Judge VK Vyas, while issuing the notice
to the state government, fixed the hearing on Bhatt`s bail
plea for tomorrow.
Bhatt was arrested on the basis of the FIR filed against
him by police constable KD Pant for allegedly threatening him
and forcing to sign a false affidavit with regard to a meeting
called by Chief Minister Narendra Modi on February 27, 2002,
hours after the Godhra train carnage.
He has been booked under IPC Sections 341 (causing
wrongful restraint), 342 (causing wrongful confinement), 195
(giving fabricated evidence) and 189 (threat of injury to
Police plea for Bhatt`s remand was rejected on Saturday
by the court and he had been sent to judicial custody. He is
presently lodged in Sabarmati jail.
Bhatt has been locked in a public confrontation with Modi
after he had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing
the Chief Minister of complicity in the 2002 riots.
Bhatt was also served a charge sheet by Gujarat Home
Department in connection with his alleged unauthorised absence