The Supreme court is going to hear the arguments in connection with the petition filed by Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt today.
The pleas seeking Special Investigation Team probe into allegation of misuse of state machinery during 2002 post-Godhra riots and the alleged roles of top BJP and RSS functionaries and some senior bureaucrats by dismissed IPS officer of Gujarat Cadre Sanjiv Bhatt is going to be heard by Supreme court today.
Multiple petitions have been filed by Sanjiv in the Supreme Court in 2011 against the lodging of FIRs against him by the Gujarat Police.
One of the petitions pertains to an FIR lodged by a Gujarat police constable in Ahmedabad alleging that Bhatt had pressurized him to sign an affidavit testifying that the IPS officer participated in a high-level meeting after the Godhra carnage.
Applications were filed by Sanjiv in 2011 seeking investigation by the CBI but now he has sought that there was a need of an independent Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe both the cases as CBI is under the control of centre.
In his fresh plea, Bhatt has also sought to implead Gurumurthy Swaminathan, co-convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, and bureaucrats G C Murmu and Vijay Badheka as parties, alleging their complicity in the conspiracy to subvert the ends of justice.
Transcripts of purported email messages that he alleged Shah, Gurumurthy, G.C. Murmu, Vijay Badekha were sent to Tushar Mehta who was advocate-general at that time.
The applications were submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu by senior advocate Indira Jaising on behalf of Bhatt, who was sacked on August 18.