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Gujarat Court Sentences Life Imprisonment To Former IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt In 1990 Custodial Death Case

Team SoOLEGAL 21 Jun 2019 11:00am

Gujarat Court Sentences Life Imprisonment To Former IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt In 1990 Custodial Death Case

A Jamnagar Sessions Court in Gujarat has convicted ex-IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 1990 custodial death case and has been sentenced to life imprisonment, also he is currently in detention in a 22-year-old drug planting case. Other accused policemen Pravinsinh Jhala is also been awarded life imprisonment in the case, while the judgment on 4 others is still pending.

Judge DM Vyas was hearing the trial, 7 police officers were accused in the case including 2 Sub Inspectors and 3 Police Constables. Sanjivkumar Bhatt IPS, Dipakkumar Bhagwandas Shah PSI, Shaileshkumar Labhshankar Pandya PSI, Pravinsinh Bavubha Zala PC, Pravinsinh Jorubha Jadeja PC, Anopsinh Mohbbatsinh Jethva PC and Kesubha Dolubha Jadeja PC are the accused in this case.

The incident occurred at the time when Sanjiv Bhatt was the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Jamnagar and  took over 100 persons into his custody for an incident of rioting in the area. One of these persons included one Prabhudas Madhavji Vaishnani and was under police custody for 9 days. After being released on bail, Vaishnani died of renal failure. After which an FIR was registered against Sanjiv Bhatt and other officers for custodial death and cognizance was taken by a Magistrate in 1995, and were tried for Sections 302 (Murder), 323 (Hurt), 506 (Criminal Intimidation), 114 (Abetment) of the Indian Penal Code.

Tagged: GujaratCourt    SanjivBhatt    custodialdeathcase    IndianPenalCode    Jamnagar    JudgeDMVyas  
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