Shweta Bhatt calls husband’s conviction “miscarriage of justice”

Ahmedabad: Claiming that her husband had been “implicated in a fabricated case, Shweta Bhatt, wife of former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt has called her husband’s conviction a “miscarriage of justice”. Sanjiv Bhatt was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in an alleged custodial death case dating back to 1990.

Vowing that she would fight for justice for her husband and their family, Shweta in a detailed post on Facebook, claimed that the “so-called custodial death” case was baseless and Bhatt, who was posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police Jamnagar at the time had nothing to do with the case or the person who had apparently died after he was detained by the local police following communal riots in Jamjodhpur town.

Shweta further added that the deceased, Prabhudas Madhavji Vaishnani, was arrested by a local police team hours before Sanjiv Bhatt and his staff had reached the Jamjodhpur Police Station. She pointed out that at no point in time were any of the arrested 133 persons, including the deceased and his brother, in custody of Sanjiv Bhatt or any of his staff. None of the arrested 133 persons, including the deceased and his brother, were interrogated by Sanjiv Bhatt or any of his staff.

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Shweta claimed that the complaint filed against her husband was a “classic case of political vindictiveness”.

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