Government decided to remove me from service after conducting a sham, ex parte inquiry on completely fabricated charges: Sanjiv Bhatt

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Sanjiv Bhatt, IPS Officer

Many friends have been asking me for my reaction on my removal from the Indian Police Service. All I have to say is that, at the age of 24, with a passion and fire that still continues to rage in me, I chose the Indian Police Service because I saw it as a career that would add action and purpose to my life.

And I have not been disappointed one bit. In fact, I have enjoyed every moment of the last 27 years in the IPS.

The Government of the day has decided to remove me from service after conducting a sham, ex parte inquiry on completely fabricated charges of ‘unauthorised absence from duty’.

Mind you, this so-called ‘unauthorised absence from duty’ pertains to the period when I was deposing before the SIT (investigating into the Zakia Jafri complaint) and the Nanavati Commission (inquiring into the Gujarat riots).

Be that as it may, the bottom-line is that if the Government of the day does not require my services…so be it. I pray to God that he may continue to kindle and stoke the passion and fire that has possessed me all these years. May He continue to lead me in my just pursuits.

A version of this blog first appeared on Sanjiv Bhatt’s Facebook page

NOTE: Views expressed are the author’s own. Janta Ka Reporter does not endorse any of the views, facts, incidents mentioned in this piece.

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