Gujarat cop dismissed for `praising` Sanjiv Bhatt
Kutch: A head constable, claiming to
be president of a police union, was Wednesday dismissed from
service for making unauthorised statements about the force and
allegedly showering praises on IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt for
his revelations with regard to the 2002 communal riots.
"We have dismissed head constable Naresh Bhrambhatt
under section 311(2b) of the Constitution of India," district
Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rajgaur said.
"The action has been initiated against him for
indiscipline by making unauthorised statements in the public
with regard to police force," he said.
He also used to tell people that he was president of
police union. But the fact is there is no union of policemen
in state. Bhrambhatt was making false claims, Rajgaur said.
Bhrambhatt also made unauthorised comments with regard
to the Godhra riots, Rajgaur said without referring to Bhatt`s
affidavit in the Supreme Court.
Sources in the police said that Bhrambhatt had even
issued a statement in a local newspaper Kutch Uday on April 23
stating that what IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has done was
commendable job and all police officers should take cue from
Bhatt, a 1988 batch IPS officer, filed an affidavit
filed in the Supreme Court alleging that he had attended the
February 27, 2002, meeting called by Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi where the latter asked state officials to be
"indifferent" to the rioters.
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