Ahmedabad: Suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt has been arrested in Gandhinagar. He had accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of abetting the 2002 Gujarat riots.
He has been charged with forcing a police official KD Pant to write incorrect information in his affidavit testifying that the officer participated in a high-level meeting after the Godhra carnage in which Bhatt had alleged he witnessed the Chief Minister’s anti-Muslim bias.
The senior IPS officer was suspended on 8th August on the grounds that “his conduct was unbecoming of an IPS officer. The specific reasons cited against Bhatt was unauthorised absence of duty, non-appearance before a departmental panel and alleged misuse of official vehicle.