Ahmedabad, Oct 7 (ANI): A local court here on Friday adjourned till Monday (October 10) the pronouncement of order on the maintainability of the remand revision application filed by the Gujarat Government seeking custody of arrested Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjeev Bhatt.
In a setback to the Gujarat Government, a local court had on Wednesday rejected its application opposing Bhatt's bail.
Sessions Court Judge V K Vyas adjourned the hearing on Bhatt's bail till October 7 after partly hearing arguments of the arrested IPS officer's lawyer I H Sayed.
Gujarat Government had on Tuesday moved an application opposing the hearing of Bhatt's bail plea on the grounds that his revision remand application was pending.
Bhatt had moved a bail application in a local court here on Monday in which he submitted he was falsely implicated with an ulterior motive at the behest of some political functionaries and senior police officers.
Bhatt claimed Pant appeared to be acting following "diktats" from political members of the Modi Government.
According to the plea of the DIG rank IPS officer, his arrest was aimed at getting hold of the alleged evidence he had against Modi with regard to the 2002 communal riots, and destroying them.
Sanjeev Bhatt, who had accused Narendra Modi of misusing State machinery during the post-Godhra riots, was arrested on September 30 in connection with a complaint regarding coercion of a subordinate.
Bhatt was arrested on a complaint filed by constable K.D. Pant, who worked as a subordinate with Bhatt in the state Intelligence Bureau.
According to Pant"s complaint, Bhatt had forced him to file an affidavit in which Modi had been named.
Bhatt has been locked in a public confrontation with Modi after he had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing the Chief Minister of complicity in the 2002 riots. (ANI)