Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt arrested

Sanjiv Bhatt

Ahmedabad, Sep 5: The Gujarat CID on Wednesday arrested former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in connection with 1998 Palanpur drug planting case.

The Gujarat CID, which took Bhatt into custody following directives from the Gujarat High Court, also detained six other people, including two former police officers.

When Bhatt was serving as the Superintendent of Police in Banaskantha, in North Gujarat, he was accused of trying to frame a lawyer in a fake case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Bhatt was dismissed from the Indian Police Services (IPS) in 2015 for taking on the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s administration for the 2002 Gujarat riots.

In 2011, Bhatt had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing Modi of being complicit in the 2002 riots.

With Agency Inputs 

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