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Bhatt, retired Inspector sent in police remanded for 10 days

IANS  |  Ahmedabad 

The on Tuesday accepted the state government's plea for police of arrested former and sent him and a retired in 10-day police custody.

Justice allowed the state's plea and granted 10-day of Bhatt and retired

Bhatt and Vyas were arrested by the CID-Crime Branch last week on the charge of framing a from Rajasthan, Sumersingh Rajpurohit, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after allegedly planting 1.25 kg opium in a hotel room in Palanpur in district in 1996.

The CID-Crime is re-investigating the case after the orders in April.

Rajpurohit had alleged that he was framed by Bhatt at the behest of former Judge in connection with a property dispute. Bhatt, a 1988-batch IPS officer, was dismissed from service in 2015 for "unauthorised absence from duty."

Following their arrest last week, the CID-Crime had sought the two officers' custody for 14 days which was rejected by a magisterial court. The CID-Crime then challenged the order in the High Court.

On Monday, Bhatt's had contested the revision plea of the state, and submitted before the High Court that the government action was contrary to its stand in the in the same case when it had defended him.

Syed pointed out that Rajpurohit had already got an FIR registered in against Bhatt, Vyas and several other police officers in November 1996.

"In that case, I (Bhatt) have been bailed out and a charge sheet already filed by Police. That charge sheet has been challenged by the government in the and the same has been stayed by the apex court since May 2000."

"So, I cannot be subjected to an investigation for the same incident twice. Police has already investigated that incident," Syed contended.

Bhatt's added that "the fact that the apex court stayed the charge sheet filed by was concealed before the when it ordered further probe in the Palanpur case (in April)."

However, the High Court rejected his submissions.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:50 IST