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Bhatt complains he is not getting adequate security

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Suspended IPS officer has alleged that city police are not providing him adequate security, and there is an increased threat to his and his family members' lives from the "right-wing fundamentalists and the supporters of (Narendra) Modi".

Earlier, Bhatt had alleged that his security had been downsized. The office of Commissioner of Police Shivanand Jha said yesterday that after the assessment of threat perception, it was decided that Bhatt should be provided with two armed personal security officers.

However, Bhatt today wrote to the commissioner, saying that "since last evening...I am being provided with only one armed PSO".

"You are requested to kindly verify the actual deployment of PSOs and reconcile the factual security cover provided to me with the misleading fiction of your press note."

Bhatt, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme court, had levelled allegations against Chief Minister Modi with regard to the 2002 communal riots.

Yesterday he wrote to the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) stating that he and his family members hadn't been provided adequate and foolproof security, despite the assurance given by the state government to the Supreme

First Published: Sat, November 09 2013. 19:32 IST