Disgraced former IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt has been sentenced to life imprisonment in a custodial death case. As per reports, the Jamnagar court has pronounced its verdict sentencing Bhatt to life imprisonment in the 1989 custodial death case.
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2019
Last week, the Supreme Court had dismissed Bhat’s plea seeking a fresh examination of witnesses in the case. Bhatt had moved to the SC challenging a Gujarat HC order that had declined his request to summon certain additional witnesses for examination in the 1989 custodial death case against him.
The Gujarat HC had stated that the trial court has finished hearing the matter and has already reserved judgement for June 20.
Bhatt was the prime accused in the 1989 custodial death case where he was posted as the ASP in Jamnagar. Bhatt had allegedly detained over a hundred people during a communal riot and one of them had died.
The case concerns with the death of one Prabhudas Vaishnani who had died to to the injuries inflicted upon him under police custody. Six other policemen along with Bhatt were also the accused in the case.
Bhatt is facing charges under another case where he is accused of planting drugs to frame a person in Banaskantha.