Ahmedabad: A missing key witness in the
Sanjiv Bhatt case was on Saturday found at Balasinor in Gujarat`s
Sabarkantha district, police said.
"Shreanik Shah, a witness in Bhatt case who had gone
missing since Tuesday was found at Balasinor in Sabarkantha
district today," police inspector SB Trivedi told agency.
"Shah told us that he was kidnapped by six persons from
near his house in connection with a land deal that he was
brokering. They took him to Balasinor and robbed him of
valuables and beat him before leaving him," he said.
According to Trivedi, Shah telephoned his brother from
Balasinore who then brought him back to Ahmedabad.
"We have recorded Shah`s statement and are probing the
matter," he said.
A complaint was lodged by Shah`s family on Wednesday
night after he had gone missing.
Shah was present with constable K D Pant when Bhatt had
allegedly threatened Pant and forced him to sign false
affidavit as per Pant`s FIR, based on which Bhatt was arrested
last month and later released on bail.