Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sanjeev Bhatt's life is in danger, says top cop's wife

My husband's life is in danger, says Sanjeev Bhatt's wife
Whistleblower IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta has written to the Gujarat DGP Chittaranjan Singh and Ahmedabad police commissioner Sudhir Sinha, expressing fear for his life and alleging that his arrest was politically motivated.
She stressed that they was not hopeful of getting.
"A case was lodged against Sanjiv in Ghatlodia Police Station and he was handed over to crime branch, who are encounter specialists. I can't trust them at all, I fear for his life," she said.
"Since yesterday, I am not allowed to meet Sanjiv. The police officials are not even allowing the lawyer to meet him. Then how can we file his bail application," his wife Shweta Bhatt said.
The Ahmedabad police commissioner had asked the city crime branch to investigate the case in which suspended whistleblower IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt was arrested on Friday. Bhatt was taken to the crime branch office in the city on Saturday morning for interrogation, while he will be produced before a local magistrate seeking his police remand.
The police did not allow Bhatt's wife, Shweta, his lawyers, social activist Mallika Sarabhai and former DGP RB Sreekumar to meet the arrested cop at police custody.
On Friday night, after Bhatt's arrest, two teams of police carried out search operation at Bhatt's residence and also at the residence of his mother.
"My house was raided by over 35-40 policemen yesterday for more than two hours without any intimation. They took away Sanjiv and since then there is no communication with him," Shweta said.
Bhatt was arrested in connection with an FIR filed against him by police constable KD Pant for threatening him and making him sign a false affidavit with regard to a meeting called by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on February 27, 2002.
Earlier in April this year, he had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court alleging complicity chief minister Narendra Modi during the 2002-post Godhra riots.
Four days back, he had filed another affidavit in the Gujarat high court stating that he had got "documentary evidence implicating some politicians and police officials in the murder of former minister Haren Pandya."


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