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Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife to move SC challenging Gujarat HC order

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Ahmedabad, Mar 10: Shweta Bhatt, wife of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, is planning to move the Supreme Court challenging the Gujarat High Court order which rejected the bail plea of Sanjiv Bhatt in 22-year-old drug planting case. Sanjiv Bhatt was taken away by the state CID-crime 'under the pretext of questioning' on the 5th of September 2018.

Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt

Sanjiv Bhatt's followers on Facebook wanted to know updates on the proceedings of the case. After his bail plea was rejected, Shweta Bhatt wrote a lengthy post on her husband's FB account. She said she was expecting a post from Sanjiv, but the Gujarat High Court rejected the bail 'on grounds still unknown to us'.

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Shweta Bhatt, a lawyer by profession, questioned the silence of public when an honest officer face harassments and threats in real life.

"It has now been more than six months, and we are still waiting for justice to be delivered in a case which had already been heard, investigated and stayed by the Supreme Court of India 23 years ago, she said.

She further said, "There was a reason why Sanjiv decided to become an IPS officer and I decided to become a Lawyer. We both believed and took pride in the Police Service and Judiciary of our country. However, it pains me to say that the wearers of Khakee and the conveyors of justice seem to have lost their integrity; perhaps in fear of, or in the pure desire of wanting to appease certain political personalities."

The Case:

As per the case details, the former cop is accused of framing a Rajasthan-based lawyer Sumer Singh Rajpurohit by planting drugs in his hotel room to pressurise his relatives to vacate a property owned by a judge's sister. The state CID-crime had arrested Bhatt from his house in Ahmedabad on September 5, 2018, in connection with this drug planting case.

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