The Apex Court dismissed his petitions seeking a court-monitored SIT probe in relation to the two FIRs against him for allegedly forcing his subordinate to file an affidavit in a 2002 riots case and hacking e-mail of a senior law officer, who is now an Additional Solicitor General.
His allegation was dubbed as totally 'false and baseless' that the Apex Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the 2002 Gujarat riots cases had been leaking very sensitive and confidential details.
The top court noted in its judgement the contents of the e-mail exchanged by Bhatt, who was a high ranking officer, with an activist of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) in which he has 'mentioned to create a situation so as to make it difficult for a 3-Judge Bench of this Court to disregard shortcomings of SIT and exerting pressure by the groups and opinion makers in Delhi' in the case of Zakia Jafri seeking lodging of FIR against politicians and cops of Gujarat.
"He had exchanged e-mails with rival political party leaders and was being tutored by the lawyer of NGO and its activist. Petitioner has used the media card, has even sent the e-mails to influence the judicial proceedings of a 3-Judge Bench of this Court and has tried to influence the amicus curiae," a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra said.

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