Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt became arrested by using using police on Wednesday in connection with a 1996 case in which a Rajasthan-based totally lawyer changed into allegedly framed in a narcotics case. He changed into picked up from his domestic at around 9.30 am for questioning earlier than being positioned below arrest. DGP CID (crime) Ashish Bhatia informed the Indian specific: “three-four months again the Gujarat excessive court docket had asked the CID to investigate this situation and we had original a sit which probed and located Sanjiv Bhatt had made out a false case towards the attorney. We’ve got taken him for questioning. in all, we’ve got 7 people detained.”
The criminal expert, Sumer Singh Rajpurohit, had filed a case in 1996 against bhatt, who turned into then serving as SP of banaskantha district, and several others. The Gujarat excessive court had in recent times ordered a unique research group (sit down down) of CID to probe the case, 22 years after Rajpurohit filed a criticism in Pali, Rajasthan.
He was arrested after Banaskantha police reportedly observed over one kilo of opium at a hotel in Palanpur,Gujarat. Rajpurohit claimed he never occupied the hotel room and that he turned into in pali at the time of the purported police raid. He changed into also suspended from service in 2011 after he submitted a testimony in the superb court accusing then Gujarat leader minister Narendra Modi of “complicity in the 2002 riots”.