On October 4 last year, the apex court dismissed his wife Shweta Bhat's plea, challenging the police probe and his judicial custody in a 22-year-old case of alleged planting of drugs to arrest an advocate, and said he could approach an "appropriate forum" for relief.
The apex court had held it was not appropriate for it to interfere in the ongoing investigation.
Bhat was suspended in 2011 on charges of remaining absent from duty without permission and misuse of official vehicles and later sacked in August 2015.
Sanjiv Bhatt and seven others, including some former policemen attached with the Banaskantha Police, were initially detained for questioning in the case. Bhat was Banaskantha district superintendent of police in 1996.
At the time, Banaskantha Police claimed that drugs were found in a hotel room occupied by Rajpurohit in the district's Palanpur town.
It also claimed to have found that Rajpurohit was allegedly abducted by Banaskantha Police from his residence at Pali.
In June this year, the high court handed over the probe in the case to the CID while hearing the petition and asked it to complete the probe in three months.
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