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Got crucial evidence: Bhatt

india Updated: Sep 28, 2011 02:26 IST
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Suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Tuesday claimed he had come across very important evidence regarding the role of some state politicians and police officers in the 2003 murder of former home minister Haren Pandya.

Bhatt, who has filed an affidavit in Gujarat high court, however, did not disclose the details, stating he would be required to depose before other legally empowered, appropriate forums in time.

The affidavit says the evidence he came across as the superintendent of police (SP) Sabarmati Central Jail, was forwarded to the state home department. Later, the then minister of state for home Amit Shah asked him to destroy the documentary evidence.

The affidavit also says, chief minister Narendra Modi and his junior home minister were “disturbed and agitated by the act of the petitioner (Bhatt)”. Pandya’s murder was probed by the CBI on the orders of the then deputy PM LK Advani.