In a scathing judgment, the Supreme Court ripped apart sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's claims about a “collusion” between high State functionaries in the then Narendra Modi government and the Gujarat prosecution to save the 2002 Godhra riots accused, including present BJP president Amit Shah.
The Gujarat government on Wednesday rubbished in the Supreme Court the claim of sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt that he was present at a meeting to discuss law and order situation during the 2002 communal violence at residence of the then Chief Minister.
Dismissed Gujarat Cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Thursday told the Supreme Court that he was victimised and targeted by the state government, whose strategy was to shoot the messenger for his bold speaking about the handling of law and order situation during the riots of 2002.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced hearing on the pleas of dismissed Gujarat Cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt seeking apex court-monitored SIT probe into allegation of misuse of state machinery during 2002 post- Godhra riots and the alleged role of top BJP and RSS functionaries and some senior bureaucrats.
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the pleas of dismissed Gujarat Cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt seeking SIT probe into allegation of misuse of state machinery during 2002 post-Godhra riots and the alleged roles of top BJP and RSS functionaries and some senior bureaucrats.
Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by the then CM Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots and was recently sacked on the ground of unauthorised absence from service, on Thursday shared an emotional message from his son Shantanu Bhatt, encouraging him to continue the fight against the 'subverted system'.
Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who has locked horns with Gujarat government over 2002 riots, has been served with a showcause notice on the basis of a video clip to explain his alleged "illicit relationship" with an unknown woman, a charge denied by him.
Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Saturday requested Justice (retd) GT Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 communal riots, to take on record his two affidavits alleging complicity of Gujarat government which he had filed before the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).
Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Friday alleged that Gujarat government, with the indulgence of Justice G T Nanavati inquiry commission, resorted to obfuscation in the matter of providing him with intelligence records related to 2002 riots.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought an answer from Sanjiv Bhatt, suspended IPS officer from Gujarat cadre, as to how his plea seeking transfer of the probe against him in alleged hacking of e-mails of a law officer from state police to CBI was maintainable.
Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has alleged that city police are not providing him adequate security, and there is an increased threat to his and his family members` lives from the "right-wing fundamentalists and the supporters of (Narendra) Modi".