Controversial disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt was arrested in September by Gujarat CID over the 1998 drug planting case after the High Court directed a probe. Since then, his wife has been handling his social media account, which he usually used to share fake images and spread anti-India propaganda. His wife has since regularly posted on social media asking for ‘justice’ for her husband.
In her latest post shared last night, Shweta, Bhatt’s wife cast aspersions on the judiciary and alleged that the bail hearing is being postponed to ‘appease certain political personalities’.
In her post, she says, Bhatt has been ‘maliciously penalised’ under the ‘facade of blatant and shameless judicial delays’. She alleges that his bail hearing has been ‘shamelessly convoluted and prolonged to appease certain political personalities’. Claiming Bhatt’s innocence, she says that he is being denied bail because of ‘political vendetta’ while ‘murderers are expediently acquitted’.
On 24th December, the Gujarat High Court sought a reply from the state government after Bhatt moved the High Court seeking bail. Bhatt’s bail was dismissed by a Palanpur court in Banaskantha on 7th December following which he moved the High Court.
In November, the CID chargesheet said that Sanjiv Bhatt, who was then the Superintendent of Police of Banaskantha district, gave Rs 20,000 to a policeman to buy opium from a particular place to falsely implicate the lawyer. He had instructed policemen to buy 1 kg of opium and plant it on the Rajasthan based lawyer. After the plant was complete, they conducted a fake raid to implicate the lawyer.
The lawyer, Sumer Singh Rajpurohit was allegedly kidnapped from Pali (Rajasthan) and the drugs were planted on him by Palanpur police. In a sordid twist, it was also alleged that the Palanpur police had done so to get the lawyer to vacate the property which allegedly belonged to the relative of the then Gujarat HC judge, Ramanlal Rajmal Jain.
Sanjiv Bhatt is accused of being the mastermind behind the entire operation of kidnapping the lawyer and plating the narcotics that implicated the Rajasthan based lawyer.