Thursday, October 6, 2011

Setback to Gujarat govt; Ahmedabad court to hear Bhatt's bail plea

AHMEDABAD - In a setback to the Gujarat government, a sessions court in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, rejected its application against the arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and said the court would hear Bhatt's bail plea. Following this order, the hearing on the bail application of Bhatt is to begin soon.
The Gujarat government had opposed the hearing on the grounds that Bhatt's revision remand application was pending.
Session Judge V K Vyas said that Bhatt's bail application should be heard, even if the remand application was pending in another court.
The court had reserved its order on an application by the state government saying that Bhatt's bail plea cannot be heard as his revision remand application is pending.
Bhatt was arrested on September 30 in connection with an FIR filed against him by a police constable K D Pant in June, for allegedly threatening him and making him sign false affidavits regarding a meeting called by Chief Minister Narendra Modi on February 27, 2002, hours after the Godhra train carnage.

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