Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt gets life imprisonment in 1990 custodial death case

WION Web Team
Jamnagar, Gujarat, India Published: Jun 20, 2019, 01:21 PM(IST)

Bhatt was in August 2015 sacked by the union home ministry on grounds of "unauthorised absence" from service. Photograph:( DNA )

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Pronouncing the verdict, District Judge of Jamnagar sessions court DM Vyas charged Bhatt and then police constable Pravinsinh Jhala with murder.

A Gujarat court on Thursday sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a 1990 custodial death case.

Bhat has been convicted under section IPC 302 in 1990 custodial death case. 

Pronouncing the verdict, District Judge of Jamnagar sessions court DM Vyas charged Bhatt and then police constable Pravinsinh Jhala with murder.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had quashed the sacked IPS officer's plea who sought examination of 11 additional witnesses in the case. He had claimed that the examination of these 11 witnesses was crucial for arriving at a just and fair decision in the case.

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