Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday criticised Narendra Modi’s government in Gujarat for putting cop Sanjiv Bhatt in jail.
Addressing the media here, Hazare said it was wrong on the Gujarat government’s part to put Sanjiv Bhatt behind bars after he filed an affidavit against Chief Minister Modi in connection with the 2002 riots.
Hazare had earlier faced criticism during his anti-corruption campaign when he praised Modi, on the point that Gujarat did not have a Lokayukta for over seven years.
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 Modi on February 27, 2002, hours after the Godhra train carnage.
Bhatt’s family and activists have termed his arrest as a case of vendetta and that he is being targeted for speaking against Modi.