The bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra also said the trial in these two cases be conducted 'expeditiously'. Bhatt, who had earlier sought a CBI inquiry into the two FIR, later changed his prayer and sought a court-monitored SIT probe on the ground that now the persons against whom he has certain grievances, are now running the government at the Centre.
The former IPS officer had also sought impleadment of BJP President Amit Shah, the then MoS Home in the state government and RSS functionary S Gurumurthy as parties in his petition which was also rejected.
The IPS officer, dismissed from service on August 18 this year, had filed the petitions in the Apex Court in 2011 against the lodging of FIRs against him by the Gujarat Police. On September 23, the Apex Court had reserved its verdict after Gujarat government had rubbished the claim of Bhatt that he was present at a meeting to discuss law and order situation during the 2002 communal violence at residence of the then Chief Minister.

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