Subranshu Chaudhry, a journalist claimed that Bhatt had attended the Feb 27, 2002 meeting which was allegedly conducted at Modi's residence just ahead of Godhra riot.
The journalist, in his affidavit in the Supreme Court, claimed that he (Chaudhury) met Bhatt on Feb 27 morning and Bhatt told Chaudhury, "he (Bhatt) had to go to Modi's residence to attend a meeting." Though Chaudhury did not mention whether Bhatt actually attended the meeting or not.
Bhatt had claimed in a Supreme Court affidavit that he had attended a meeting called by Modi on the Feb 27, 2002 during the post-Godhra riots in Ahmedabad. Modi in that meeting allegedly said that Hindus must be allowed to 'vent their feelings' following the burning of Sabarmati Express train at Godhra in which 59 kar sevaks were killed.
Bhatt, who has filed an affidavit against Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots case also claimed, "I have told my version of truth in the affidavit filed by me in the Supreme Court."
Bhatt, a 1988 batch IPS officer was posted as DCP at the State Intelligence Bureau during the 2002 riots. He is presently posted as the principal of the State Reserve Police training centre in Junagadh district.