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Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's bail plea rejected

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A court in district of on Friday rejected a bail application filed by former IPS

of Palanpur court P S Brahmbhatt refused to grant relief to Bhatt, who is behind bars since September this year in connection with a 22-year-old drug seizure case.

Bhatt, who was sacked in 2015, was of police in district in 1996.

The district police had arrested Sumersingh Rajpurohit, a lawyer, in 1996, claiming to have seized drugs from a hotel room in Palanpur town where he was staying.

However, the Police said later that Rajpurohit was falsely implicated by Police to compel him to transfer a disputed property located at Pali in

Former police I B Vyas moved the High Court in 1999 demanding thorough inquiry into the matter.

In June this year, the high court handed over the probe to the state CID.

Bhatt was sacked by home ministry in August 2015 on the grounds of "unauthorised absence" from service.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 23:20 IST