Shweta, who had contested the 2012 Assembly polls against then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, also states in her petition that her contesting elections had “enraged many and since then the petitioner also is facing issues of her security.”
The court of sessions judge DM Vyas on Thursday pronounced Bhatt and then constable Pravinsinh Zala guilty of murdering Prabhudas Vaishnani, voluntarily causing hurt and threatening others, and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
Sanjeev Bhatt, a 1988-batch IPS officer who was then additional superintendent of police, Jamnagar district, was sent to Jamjodhpur town by then Superintendent of Police, TS Bisht, to maintain law and order during Bharat Bandh that day.
Bhatt, who had once made allegations against then CM Narendra Modi over his handling of the 2002 riots, was suspended in 2011 and sacked by the Home Ministry in August 2015, one of the charges being “unauthorised absence from service”.
Admitting the petition of the dismissed IPS officer’s wife, Shweta Bhatt, seeking “armed police protection” for herself and her family, the High Court, asked the state government, including Director General of Police of Gujarat and Commissioner of Police (Ahmedabad City) to respond with the details by May 10.
On October 4 last year, the top court had dismissed Sanjiv's wife Shweta Bhatt’s plea, challenging the police probe and his judicial custody in, and he could approach an “appropriate forum” for relief.