Sanjiv Bhatt remand hearing on Oct 7

Ahmedabad: A local court today reserved the order on Gujarat government`s remand revision application of arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, for October 7.

The state government had yesterday challenged in the sessions court here, a magisterial court order denying remand of Bhatt, arrested for allegedly threatening and forcing a constable to sign a false affidavit.

Sessions Judge G N Patel hearing the case reserved the order after hearing both the parties.

During the hearing Bhatt`s lawyer I H Sayed argued that the revision remand application of the state government was not maintainable in law. He cited Supreme Court judgement which said that granting or rejecting of bail was an interlocutory order and there cannot be revision of that order as per section 397(2) of the CrPC.

Sayed said in view of the apex court judgement, the government application is not maintainable and should be rejected.

On the government side, public prosecutor Pravin Trivedi argued that the state government has  the right to seek revision of the remand once it is rejected.

After the order was reserved, Bhatt who was present in the court told the judge that he would like to assist it and remain present during pronouncement of the order. But he was told that his presence was not required. The judge also asked the jail authorities not to bring Bhatt on October 7.