Dismissed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had in 2011 filed an affidavit within the Supreme Courtroom implicating the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for alleged involvement within the post-Godhra 2002 communal violence, was mendacity and made up the story of his attending a gathering on the CM’s residence on February 27, in accordance with the Nanavati fee. The fee additionally mentioned that Bhatt used a false doc, a fax message, to indicate his presence on the assembly.

“On consideration of proof, it clearly seems that Bhatt just isn’t telling the reality as regards to what occurred on the assembly held on February 27, 2002 on the CM’s residence. Claims made by him to be current on the assembly seem like false,” said the second a part of the report of the ‘Fee of Inquiry’ by Justice G T Nanavati and Justice Akshay Mehta.

“..Clearly, his model about what was mentioned and what was said by the CM and others in that assembly is a narrative now made out by him and deserves to be discarded as false,” the report said.


Bhatt, a 1988-batch IPS officer, who was deputy commissioner intelligence within the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) in 2002, had said on affidavit within the SC that he had attended the February 27 assembly on the CM’s residence in Gandhinagar. He mentioned Modi had instructed Gujarat police and the state administration to ‘chorus from resorting to strict motion and to allow the bulk group to vent their anger on the minority group’.

In 2015, Bhatt was dismissed from police service on grounds of ‘unauthorized absence’. He has now been in jail for greater than a 12 months, after being given a life sentence in a 1990 Jamnagar custodial demise case and being denied bail within the 1996 drug planting case.

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Considerably, the fee mentioned it discovered that the copy of the fax message, presupposed to be signed and despatched by Bhatt on February 27, 2002 to help his declare of attending the assembly, was really despatched on March 2, 2002 by P P Upadhyay, about an incident at Pandarva in Panchmahal.

The fee relied on statements and affidavits of senior IPS officers, particularly the then Gujarat DGP Ok Chakravarthi, dwelling secretary Ok Nityanandam, secretary to CM Anil Mukim and even Narendra Modi, to demolish Sanjiv Bhatt’s claims of attending the CM assembly.

Bhatt had claimed that he reached the CM’s residence for the assembly by accompanying the then DG and IGP Ok Chakravarthi in his automobile.

The fee said there was no cause for Chakravarthi to direct anybody from the IB to accompany him to the assembly of solely prime officers of the police, dwelling and common administration departments.

The fee mentioned it was not plausible that Chakravarthi would ask Bhatt, an officer decrease in rank and never even in-charge of ‘communal’ issues to accompany him. The fee additionally acknowledged Chakravarthi’s affidavit stating that Bhatt had not attended the assembly and positively didn’t accompany him in his automobile.