DNA | Last Modified - Jun 29, 2011, 05:15 AM IST
Ahmedabad: After allowing an FIR to be filed against Sanjiv Bhatt, the state government in yet another attempt to corner the IPS officer has decided to collect Rs1 lakh from him.
The state had paid the amount to the National Human Rights Commission when a Rajasthan-based advocate had filed a case against Bhatt in the NHRC. The state government had coughed up Rs1 lakh to the NHRC in the alleged false case filed against Sumer Singh, a Pali-based advocate.
Singh was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act by Bhatt, who was then posted as the district superintendent of police-Banaskantha. The government has given the IPS officer a month to return the money.
It should be noted that several other cops were associated with the case filed in the NHRC, but so far the state government has decided to collect the money only from Bhatt. This is the second attempt by the state government to corner Bhatt.