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IPS officer accused of hacking e-mail

Gujarat additional advocate general Tushar Mehta has accused IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt of hacking his e-mail.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2011 01:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Gujarat additional advocate general Tushar Mehta has accused IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt of hacking his e-mail.

On Friday, Mehta filed a complaint with the police against Bhatt, a close family friend, who had accused CM Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 riots.

"We have received a complaint from Mehta, the police will investigate the case," said Sudhir Sinha, police commissioner, Ahmedabad. Bhatt was not available for comment.

On July 26, in a petition filed before the Supreme Court, Bhatt said he had "chanced upon" two e-mails Mehta received from the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The SIT was constituted by the court to reinvestigate nine gruesome massacres during the 2002 riots.

"It was apparent that someone within the SIT was leaking confidential details," he stated in the petition.

The same day, Bhatt submitted a 19-page affidavit before the court and produced the two e-mails Mehta received from the SIT. In the affidavit, he tried to establish how the Modi government was working to subvert the SIT investigation.

As proof, he produced e-mails exchanged between Mehta, former state home minister Amit Shah, Modi’s additional principal secretary GC Murmu, home department officials, RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy and lawyers Ram Jethmalani and Mahesh Jethmalani. The mails pertained to the riots cases, SIT and fake encounters.

First Published: Aug 06, 2011 01:10 IST