In a Facebook post written yesterday, without naming anyone, Sanjiv Bhatt took potshots at a female journalist and author who wrote a book on Sohrabuddin encounter case and alleged that she had “amorous” relationship with one IPS officer investigating the encounter cases and with an activist-lawyer who was fighting the 2002 riots victims’ case.
Twitter immediately got into action and theories were spun on who could Bhatt be talking about.
— Eminent Intellectual (@padhalikha) September 19, 2017
While Bhatt has neither confirmed nor denied if the post was about Rana Ayyub, who wrote a book titled “Gujarat Files” which was supposed to be an exposé on Sohrabuddin encounter case and 2002 riots, he has given enough hints to imply he has written about her.
Soon, more people speculated whether the lawyer Bhatt talks about in his muck was Mukul Sinha, who passed away few years back after losing battle with cancer.
From same FB post. Confirms the doubts. ‘Departed soul. Succumbed to cancer’. pic.twitter.com/cuXbRXXcCD
— Musafir (@MayurDG) September 19, 2017
However, Bhatt has been more explicit in writing details about the woman having an affair with the IPS officer than the lawyer activist. But with Mukul Sinha’s son, Pratik, who also runs the left-leaning propaganda website altnews, prominently present on social media, Twitterati took digs at them based on Bhatt’s report.
Neither Ayyub nor Pratik Sinha, Mukul Sinha’s son, have reacted to Bhatt’s post yet.