“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” The world around us has moved on a decade..
The recent arrest too requires some careful study. The charges
against Mr. Bhatt remain very serious, that of intimidating a
junior constable, who was threatened by Mr. Bhatt into signing
false affidavits against the Gujarat Chief Minister regarding the
2002 riots. Mr. Pant was working under Mr. Bhatt then.
Mr. Pant has also spoken out about the close links Mr. Bhatt had with select leaders of the opposition in Gujarat. Mr. Pant was assured that the Gujarat Chief Minister would be in jail in two months. But months into after the meeting, it is Mr. Bhatt who faces charges that can see him suffer up to a maximum imprisonment of 10 years!
Read Sanjeev Bhatt in Custody, arrest was inevitable
It is, therefore amply clear that Mr. Bhatt is far away from being the whistle blower he is made out to be. This 'whistle blowing' is in reality a series of sebversive actions against the legitimate functioning of a democratic Goverment just to subvert one's own infamous record which includes quelling protest, presiding over a scam, the killing of persons and the fact that he operates not with the Goverment of the day but the leaders of the opposition. Here in lies the irony of a civil servant consistently hailed as a 'whistle blower'.
Read Sanjeev Bhatt and recruitment scam in 1996
-- Source: Oneindia
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