Bhatt’s bail plea hearing on October 10
A sessions court in Ahmedabad on Friday adjourned the hearing on arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's bail plea to October 10.india Updated: Oct 08, 2011 00:40 IST
A sessions court in Ahmedabad on Friday adjourned the hearing on arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's bail plea to October 10.
Sessions Judge VK Vyas adjourned the hearing as the court hours ended while the argument of the government's side, opposing grant of bail, was going on. Earlier, another judge of the court adjourned till October 10 pronouncement of order on a police plea seeking remand of the suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
The state government opposed Bhatt's bail on the ground that the police had sought his remand because he had not cooperated during questioning. The government lawyer also argued Bhatt could tamper with evidence in the case if he got bail.
Bhatt, who has accused chief minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 riots in the state, was arrested on September 30 in connection with a complaint by police constable KD Pant.
Pant, who was Bhatt's driver during the riots, alleged his boss had forced him to sign a false affidavit.
The affidavit claimed Bhatt had attended a meeting called by Modi on February 27, 2002, hours after the Godhra carnage in which 59 passengers, mostly kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya, were killed. The train burning had triggered communal riots across Gujarat in which mostly Muslims were killed.