Ahmedabad: Former IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who is in jail, has been arrested in a new case taken after the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Gujarat riots case. The arrest was made by the Special Investigation Team of the Gujarat Police. The police accused Sanjeev Bhatt of implicating innocent people in the 2002 Gujarat riots case.
It is indicated that the arrest is in the case of conspiring to trap innocent people in the riot case. Sanjay Bhatt has been lodged in Palanpur Jail since 2018 in a case 27 years ago. Deputy Commissioner Chaityana Mandilik said that Sanjeev Bhatt was arrested from Palanpur Jail on a transfer warrant. Last month, a special team was appointed to investigate the case of fake evidence in the Gujarat riots.
After Teesta Setalwad and RB Sreekumar, Sanjeev Bhatt is the third person to be arrested recently in connection with the Gujarat riots. The arrest of Teesta and Sreekumar came after the Supreme Court criticized Teaster’s interference in the judgment that gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots case and Home Minister Amit Shah made serious allegations. The police had prepared an FIR under sections 468 and 471 of the IPC.