Gujarat CID crime on Wednesday arrested former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt over a 1996 case in which a Rajasthan-based lawyer was allegedly falsely framed in a criminal case by him. As per reports, the Gujarat CID crime has detained seven people including Bhatt in connection to the matter on the orders of Gujarat High Court. Around 3-4 months back, the Gujarat HC has directed the CID to investigate and matter. After receiving the high court’s order, the police had formed a SIT which found out that Bhatt has falsely framed the lawyer in a narcotics case. Reports also claimed that the dismissed IPS officer will soon be questioned regarding the matter. 

Around 22 years back, the lawyer, Sumersingh Rajpurohit, had filed a case against Bhatt. When the case was filed, Bhatt was serving as SP of Banaskantha district, and several others. However, after 22 years the Gujarat high court ordered a SIT of CID to probe the case.

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 In his complaint, he has also a former judge in the Gujarat High Court and Bhatt’s other associates. Rajpurohit alleged that he was abducted and framed in a false NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) case. He also alleged that he was forced to vacate a rented place which was owned by Justice Jain’s sister in Pali. As per reports,  Rajpurohit was arrested after Banaskantha police recovered one-kilo opium from his room at a hotel in Palanpur, Gujarat. 

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Meanwhile, Rajpurohit claimed that he had never stayed in a hotel and was in Bali at the time when the raid was conducted. He also claimed that under the police pressure, he had to vacate the place. 

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