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Another case of custodial torture against Sanjiv Bhatt

April 22, 2012 21:42 IST

One more case of custodial torture has been registered against the suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in Ahmedabad on Sunday in connection with an incident in 1990, in which a person allegedly suffered kidney failure after he was beaten up in the police custody.

Bhatt is already accused in a 1990 atrocity case, in which, one person had died after he was allegedly beaten in police custody during the communal flair-up in Jamkhambhalia town of the district.

The suspended IPS officer is also facing charges of custodial torture in a 1998 case registered in Porbander district.

The new complaint has been filed after directions from the Chief Judicial Magistrate M D Kundaliya, following a petition by a victim Vijaysinh Bhatti.

The court had Saturday directed the police to file a complaint for wrongful restraint, causing hurt with dangerous weapon and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace. Deputy SP N M Gohil has been asked to probe the case.

According to the case details, in November 1990, Bhatti, who was 40-years old then, was taken to a police station, after he had come out of his house during a curfew.

As per Bhatti's complaint, he was allegedly beaten up by Bhatt, who was then posted as the ACP.

Bhatti alleged that after he was beaten, he lost one of his kidneys, which stopped functioning.

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