On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed tainted IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea in which he asked to probe Amit Shah for his role post-Godhra riots alleging that he harassed certain disclosures during the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. The court also rejected his plea to seek a court-monitored SIT probe that were in relation with the two FIRs that were lodged against him for forcing his subordinate to file affidavit in the 2002 riot case and then hacking the email of a law officer.
Bhatt had sought CBI inquiry for the two FIRs earlier and later changed sought a court-monitored SIT probe against the persons with whom he has had his own set of grievances. Through his plea, Bhatt sought SIT probe into his allegation where he forced his official driver to file the affidavit. He also asked for an SIT probe into the allegations that he hacked in the email accounts of that time’s advocate general Tushar Mehta of Gujarat and also tampered with it. Currently, Mehta is the additional solicitor general who mainly represents the Central Government at the Supreme Court.
Bhatt, who is a 1988 batch IPS officer, was sacked in August on ground of “unauthorised absence” from the service after which he was suspended in 2011. He has since then taken on Gujarat government and Gujarat’s then Chief Minister Narendra Modi for sparking the 2002 riots in Gujarat.