Agitated over the arrest of Gujarat’s DIG rank police officer Sanjeev Bhatt and
prime witness in Guajarat carnage, activists and Civil Rights’ groups have given a nationwide call of
protest against Bhatt’s arrest on Monday.
“We strongly condemn the
arrest of Sanjeev Bhatt by the Modi government on fabricated
charges,” said senior Social Activist Shabnam Hashmi while terming
the arrest arbitrarily and unconstitutional.
On a call given by ANHAD, All India Secular Forum and various
other organizations protests are being organized in the of cities
of Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Barabanki, Jhansi, Bhopal, Indore,
Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Dehradun, Bangalore,
Baroda, Jammu, Srinagar, Chennai, Trivendrum, Hisar, Rohtak, Gonda
In Delhi, a citizen’s protest will be held at Gujarat Bhawan on
Monday, 3:30 pm onwards.
“We demand immediate and unconditional
release of Sanjeev Bhatt,” said Mahtab Alam, a Delhi based Civil
“It’s clear case of intimidation of
Whistle-blowers and shows totalitarian character of Modi regime,”
he alleged. He has appealed to justice and peace loving people in
Sanjeev Bhatt is the only police officer, whistle blower, who has
given evidence against Modi and has for the first time put in
black and white the fact that Modi was involvement in 2002 Gujarat
Though Modi’s involvement was talked about in under tones
all these eight years but no one had the courage to take on Modi
knowing his vindictive ways of functioning.