ON August 15, the officer was served a show cause notice demanding explanation about his alleged involvement in
a sex tape
Gandhinagar : Suspended Gujarat Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on then Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the 2002 riots cases four years ago, has been sacked by the state government.
Only four days ago, on August 15, he was hand-delivered a show cause notice by the Gujarat government regardoing a ‘sex video’ that purported to show him with a woman other than his wife. He was given ten days to answer the notice.
Interestingly the notice came just days before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a petition Bhatt had filed alleging a criminal nexus between the the state and the SIT (Special Investigation Team) probing the communal riots.
Bhatt,a DIG was suspended by the state government in 2011 for his unauthorised absence from his posting in Junagadh.
Bhatt who had replied to the Gujarat government notice the same day said that Tejinderpal Bagga, a self-styled leader of an outfit that supports Narendra Modi had posted the clip in May last year. Bagga is the same person who had charged into the office of activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan and slapped him two years ago.
Bhatt has denied the charges stating that it was not him but somebody with a rough look alike. He stated that he was prepared to undergo biometric tests to bring out the truth. However the government seemed to be in a tearing hurry.
R K MISRA