Sanjiv Bhatt's arrest in 22 years old case: Govt lawyers' "delaying" tactics

Shweta Sanjiv Bhatt, wife of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who was arrested in a 22 year old case, has strongly objected to the government lawyers' “delaying tactics” at the Sessions Court in Palanpur, Banaskantha district. In a Facebook statement, Shweta Bhatt said, “On October 16, the Sessions Court was supposed to hear Sanjiv’s bail application. The audience was scheduled at 10:30 am. Nevertheless, in a flagrant display of tactical lateness, government lawyers arrived at 3 pm.”
She added, “Shamefully attempting to further delay the hearings, they asked for another 10-days extension to prepare the case. Another 10-days extension, even though Sanjiv was taken away from home 44 days ago; one might wonder what the government lawyers have been doing since! Another 10-days extension in a 22-year old case, already heard and stayed by the Supreme Court 22 years ago.”
According to her, it is a case “which used to be the State of Gujarat Vs the State of Rajasthan, but has suddenly become the State of Gujarat Vs Sanjiv Bhatt – for reasons unknown to us and best known to the government and their judicial advisors.” While the Sessions Court objected to the government lawyers' argument for delay, the hearing for the bail is now scheduled for October 23 – 50 days after Sanjiv was sent to jail.

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