The apex court gives green signal to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to raze the illegal portion of Sanjiv Bhatt’s house
The Hush Post: The Supreme Court has allowed the demolition of an illegal portion of the house of sacked IPS officer of Gujarat, Sanjiv Bhatt. Bhatt Lost an appeal in the apex court in this regard.
Controversial IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who hogged the limelight over his allegations linked to the 2002 riots, had filed an appeal against the demotion order for an illegal portion of his bungalow, a report said.
The apex court gave a green signal to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to carry out the demolition at his bungalow, dismissing the former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer’s appeal saying: “Earlier you came to us. We protected you. We examined the matter. Dismissed.”
Earlier, the Gujarat High Court had dismissed Bhatt’s wife appeal against the demolition.
The sacked cop’s neighbour Pravinchandra Patel had gone to the Gujarat High Court in 2012 requesting that illegal construction at the former cop’s bungalow, next to his plot, should be razed, the report said.
Sanjit Bhatt was suspended in 2011 for not showing up at work, for misusing his official car and for threatening a constable. In 2015, he was sacked.
The former cop came under media glare alleging that Narendra Modi, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, was complicit in the riots of 2002 in which more than 1,000 people were killed. PM Modi was given a clean chit by the Supreme Court in 2012, the report said.