Bhatt now has to spend more time in jail while Gujarat police is still struggling to get Bhatt in their custody for further questioning.
The state police approached the court seeking Bhatt's custody after a session court rejected their (cops') plea to take suspended IPS officer into police remand. Now, the remand plea has beem adjourned till Oct 10.
It was a big relief for Bhatt and a major setback for Modi government when the session court had overruled the remand plea. But now, Bhatt's bail also has been adjourned. So he has to spend some more days in jail.
Bhatt was arrested on Sep 30 following a complaint stating that the suspended police officer (Bhatt) had forced a police constable, KD Pant to sign on an affidavit which says Pant was present in a meeting at Modi's residence on the eve of Godhra riots in 2002.
Bhatt accused Modi of not doing enough to avert the gruesome post-riot situation in Gujarat. Many people were killed during the post-riot period.
Earlier on Tuesday, Home Minister's Office had asked Gujarat government to provide proper protection to jailed Bhatt and to his family. The direction from HMO came after Bhatt's wife, Sweta wrote a letter to P Chidambaram seeking help from the central government.