Rejecting a petition by Bhatt’s wife Shweta Bhatt, a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said that it was not inclined to interfere with the High Court order handing over the investigation to state CID.
Shweta Bhatt, the wife of sacked IAS officer, had moved the apex court, alleging that “her husband has been taken into custody in the most arbitrary manner and he has also been taken on Police Custody Remand”.
Terming the allegation “serious”, a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha said in its order, “Before we go into the merits of the case we would like the State of Gujarat to respond to the allegations contained in the aforesaid statement”.
Sanjiv Bhatt was arrested last week along with retired inspector I B Vyas for allegedly framing a lawyer from Rajasthan, Sumersingh Rajpurohit, in a case of Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act in 1996
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of CID (Crime) has been further investigating the case under the orders of Gujarat High Court. And the SIT had arrested the two Wednesday after their brief interrogation in the case.
Sanjiv Bhatt has been accused of framing a lawyer from Rajasthan in a false case by planting drugs at a Palanpur hotel room in Banaskantha in 1996 as part of a “well-planned conspiracy” to get a property vacated in of Rajasthan