AHMADABAD: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots, was on Wednesday sacked on the ground of unauthorised absence from service, an action which he said came after a sham inquiry.
Yes, it is true that my services have been terminated. This was expected. They have been conducting a completely ex-parte inquiry. I got the letter (sack order) from them (the
Home ministry), Bhatt said.
Gujarat Chief Secretary G R Aloria confirmed the development. Services of Sanjiv Bhatt have been terminated, he said.
Bhatt said he was sacked on the basis of a sham inquiry with regard to his unauthorised absence from service when he had come to Ahmedabad to depose before the SIT probing the 2002 riots.
They (government) have been conducting a sham inquiry an ex-parte inquiry about unauthorised absence from duty, Bhatt said.
When asked if he will challenge his sacking, Bhatt said he did not want to impose himself on the government.
A lot can be done (against the move) but whether it is worth challenging .Government does not want me, why I should be so keen that I want to remain in this, Bhatt said.
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