Thursday, 26 January 2012

Attack on Rajkot Cong leader: Court summons cops

Rajkot Chief Judicial Magistrate V D Barot on Tuesday summoned Pradhyumannagar police with details of the threat case against Congress city President Jaswantsinh Bhatti after he accused police of violating human rights by arresting him without evidence.
Bhatti, who had refused to apply for bail and instead opted for jail custody after being arrested by Pradhyumannagar police on Monday, had filed a plea with Rajkot court alleging he had been arrested without any evidence on a “false” charge of threatening BJP leaders against him, which is “violation of human right laws”.
In response to his plea, the court on Tuesday summoned investigating officer of Pradhyumanagar police Ajitsinh Zala with all details.”
“The officer has submitted details and the hearing is scheduled for Wednesday,” said Bhatti’s counsel Ashok Vaghela.
Meanwhile, Rajkot Bar Association, in a general board meeting held on Tuesday, passed a resolution to file a writ petition in Gujarat High Court to quash complaint against Bhatti, who is also a lawyer.
Representatives of Rajkot Bar Association also met Bhatti at jail requesting him to take bail. “Bhatti has maintained that he will not opt for bail until Rajkot police apologise for ‘false’ case against him,” said Congress leader Kashmira Nathwani.
The Congress also staged a dharna in front of Commissioner of Police Geetha Johri’s office on Tuesday.
Bhatti, on complaint filed by former Rajkot Mayor and BJP councillor Uday Kangad, was booked for issuing life threats and causing property loss.

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