New Delhi: There seems to be more trouble for IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt. A day after the Gujarat government withdrew his commando security, the state's Director General of Police has now threatened him with departmental action for not being respectful to senior officers.
Just a week ago Bhatt had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court raising serious questions on the role of the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhra riots.
CNN IBN on Saturday, accessed the three letters exchanged between Bhatt and Gujarat DGP Chitranjan Singh.
First Sanjiv Bhatt wrote to the DGP seeking access to State Intelligence Bureau records as he wanted to present them before the Nanavati Commission on May 16.
But in reply, the DGP warned Bhatt for staying away from official duties without authorization. He went on to say that making allegations against his seniors would be treated as acts of indiscipline.
To this Bhatt said that it was a brazen attempt to create unnecessary hindrances and difficulties in his proposed deposition before the Nanavati Commission. He also said that such insinuations of impending vindictive persecution would not deter him from discharging his constitutional and legal obligations.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, National Spokesperson of the BJP, said, "Law and order is a state subject and they have right to take administrative action."
This is not the first time that an officer deposing against Chief Minister Narendra Modi would be facing the music. Earlier too, Additional DGP Kuldeep Sharma was downgraded in the annual confidential report.