The court offered that if Bhatt agrees to a police request for access to his bank lockers, it could be easier for him to get bail. However, the suspended IPS officer overruled the court's suggestion.
"There can be no compromise with the Modi government. This is a battle of principles. I am ready to remain in jail for however long it takes," stated Bhatt while attending the court proceeding on his bail plea on Tuesday, Oct 4.
Citing Bhatt's refusal to walk on the court suggested "middle path," the court reserved the bail hearing for Oct 7. Till then Bhatt will remain in police custody.
Bhatt was arrested after a police constable, Mr Pant accused Bhatt of forcing him (Pant) to sign on an affidavit blaming Modi of not doing enough to control post Godhra riot situation in the state in 2002.
Bhatt earlier was suspended following a complaint stating he failed to report on duty at correct time and he had used a government car while he was off-duty.