Ahmedabad: Looking relaxed after returning to home after 17 days in judicial custody, suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt said that the “fight” will continue. He was arrested for allegedly fabricating evidence to implicate Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots.
Speaking to reporters after he was welcomed back by friends and family, Bhatt said, “The fight will continue; it will go to the next level…the entire motive is that justice should be delivered to the victims of the 2002 riots.” However, he refrained from giving details about his next plan of action.
“The cause is bigger than me and will continue,” he quipped.
When probe about the treatment meted out to him in jail, Bhatt said, “It was nice vacation for me, government did all that it wanted to,” adding, “I fear nobody, let them do their work I will do mine.”
Bhatt was in jail after being arrested on September 30 in
connection with an FIR filed against him by a police constable
KD Pant for allegedly threatening him and making him sign a
false affidavit with regards to the IPS officer`s presence in
the February 27, 2002 meeting called by the Chief Minister
after the Godhra train burning incident.
Bhatt had moved bail application on October 3, which was
opposed by the state government.
During the week-long hearing on Bhatt`s bail plea, his
advocate I H Syed had contended that his client`s arrest was
politically motivated and was aimed at getting hold of and
destroying the alleged evidence that he had against Modi with
regard to the 2002 communal riots.
Syed had further contended that the complaint, on which
Bhatt was arrested, was falsely made with an ulterior motive
at the behest of some political functionaries and senior