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2002 Godhra riots: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Gujarat govt is sacked

20, Aug 2015

Sanjiv Bhatt had taken on the Gujarat government headed by Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
Ahmedabad Updated: Aug 20, 2015, 7:20
IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government over its handling of the 2002 riots, has been dismissed from service for “flagrantly” flouting rules “with complete disregard to discipline”.
The Union Home Ministry order, dated August 13, followed a recommendation from the Gujarat government for Bhatt’s removal on 11 charges. These included: “staying absent from duty unauthorizedly, defying orders of superior officer (DG & IGP), taking custody of log book from lawfully authorized government servants, retaining official vehicle belonging to other officers unauthorizedly, retaining custody of government assets unauthorizedly, misbehaving with government servants…”


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