The Gujarat government on Monday challenged in the session’s court a magisterial court’s order denying remand of Bhatt, arrested for supposedly threatening and forcing a constable to sign a false affidavit.
Bhatt was arrested on September 30 in connection with an FIR filed against him by police constable K D Pant in June for supposedly threatening him and making him sign false affidavits concerning a meeting called by chief minister Narendra Modi on February 27, 2002, hours after the Godhra train carnage.
On October 1, other chief judicial magistrate B G Doshi had rejected the state government’s demand for 7 days police custody of Bhatt and remanded him in judicial custody.
Sessions Judge G N Patel, while admitting the government’s appeal seeking revision of the magistrate’s order, concerned a notice to Bhatt, which was served up to him inside Sabarmati Central Jail, and scheduled the hearing for Tuesday.
The government challenged the magistrate’s order and sought Bhatt’s custody on the grounds that it wanted to know how the IPS officer had used the affirmations signed by Pant.
The government additional said that it also wanted to know how lots of bank lockers Bhatt has and what was inside them.