CPI demands immediate release of Bhatt

CPI on Saturday demanded the immediate release of suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and asked the Centre to intervene in the matter rather than treating his arrest as just a law and order issue.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2011, 19:42 PM IST

New Delhi: CPI on Saturday demanded the immediate
release of suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and
asked the Centre to intervene in the matter rather than
treating his arrest as just a law and order issue.

"Arrest of Bhatt is another attempt by the state
government to suppress the truth behind the mass killings
during the 2002 riots," CPI General Secretary D Raja said.

"He must be released forthwith," he said.

Raja asked the Centre to intervene in the matter and not
treat it as another law and order issue pertaining to the
state.

Bhatt was arrested yesterday in connection with an FIR
filed against him by police constable K D Pant for threatening
him and making him sign a false affidavit with regard to a
meeting called by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on
February 27, 2002.

PTI