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SC rejects Sanjiv Bhatt's plea for SIT probe

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 5:49 IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, rejected the plea of sacked Gujarat cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into allegations that he had hacked into the email account of the then advocate general of Gujarat, Tushar Mehta, and tampered with it.

Presently, Mehta is the additional solicitor general mainly representing the Central government in the Supreme Court.

The apex court bench headed by CJI HL Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra while rejecting Bhatt's plea asked the trial court to complete the hearing as expeditiously as possible. The verdict was later pronounced by Justice Mishra.

The apex court also rejected Bhatt's plea for an SIT probe into the allegation that he had forced his official driver to file an affidavit that he drove him to then chief minister Narendra Modi's official residence on 27 February 2002. This was the day that Modi had allegedly asked his officers to let people vent their anger in the wake of the Godhra train burning incident.

First published: 13 October 2015, 12:41 IST