Ahmedabad: A local court on Friday adjourned the pronouncement of order on the maintainability of the remand revision application filed by the Gujarat government seeking custody of arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, till October 10.

Principal Sessions judge G N Patel said he was unable to complete the order and it would now be pronounced on Monday.

The Gujarat government on October 3 had challenged in the sessions court, a magisterial court order denying remand of the suspended IPS officer, arrested for allegedly threatening and forcing a constable to sign a false affidavit.

During the hearing, Bhatt's lawyer I H Sayed had contended that the revision remand application of the state government was not maintainable in law.

Sayed had cited the Supreme Court judgement which stated that granting or rejecting of bail was an interlocutory order and there cannot be revision of that order as per section 397(2) of the CrPC.

Arguing from the government side, public prosecutor Pravin Trivedi had stated that the state government has right to seek revision of the remand once it is rejected.

Bhatt had on October 4 refused to compromise on a proposal from a session judge that if he went on remand for three hours the court would later in the day have heard his bail application.

(Agencies)