Former IPS Officer Critical of Modi Arrested

September 05

Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt was today arrested over a 1998 case. Bhatt was taken into custody following directives from the Gujarat High Court.

The Gujarat CID, which took Bhatt into custody, has also detained six other people, including two former police officers. They are all being questioned.

In 1998, Sanjiv Bhatt was serving as the DCP of Banaskantha when he was accused of trying framing a lawyer in a fake narcotics case.

Sanjiv is popular on Twitter for being critical of the Government and its policies.

Bhatt was dismissed from the Indian Police Services in 2015 for taking on Narendra Modi (then chief minister of Gujarat) administration for 2002 Gujarat riots.

A Screen Grab of Sanjiv Bhatt’s Twitter Account

In 2011, Sanajiv Bhatt had filed an affidavit in SC accusing Narendra Modi of being complicit in 2002 riots