IPS Sanjiv Bhatt moves SC, seeks to make Amit Shah a party to his petition

New Delhi(TNN): NEW DELHI: Dismissed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt moved Supreme Court seeking to make BJP president Amit Shah a party in his pending petition alleging PM Narendra Modi’s role in Gujarat riots as well as foisting false cases against him.

In his petition, Bhatt also sought to make Gurumurthy Swaminathan a party in his petition which was filed in 2011 alleging that he was present in a meeting called by the then CM Narendra Modi that decided to allow Hindu mob to go on rampage after 2002 Godhra incident.

Bhatt’s new application seeking to make Amit Shah and Gurumurthy party in his petition was mentioned by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Indira Jaising before a bench headed by CJI HL Dattu.

The services of Gujarat’s suspended officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the then Narendra Modi administration on the 2002 riots, was terminated from the Indian Police Service (IPS) by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India.

In an interview with The Hindu, Mr. Bhatt said the government of Gujarat was determined to see him sacked after he filed the affidavit in the Supreme Court,

‘Fought despite knowing it was an unequal battle’