Ahmedabad: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, whose suspension has been revoked in one of the three cases against him, on Wednesday asked the Narendra Modi Government to desist from "vindictiveness" and annul the suspension order in the other two cases, calling them "half-baked".

The Gujarat government had on October one revoked the suspension of Bhatt in one case on the recommendation of the Union Home Ministry.

Bhatt shot off a letter to Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday alleged that with "ulterior motives" the state Home Department had slapped another suspension order on him between the period of receipt of Central Review Committee's recommendation on August 6, 2012 revoking one suspension and the day he received the order for revocation of suspension on October 1.

Bhatt, who has alleged complicity of Modi in the 2002 post-Godhra riots, was suspended on August 8, 2011, when he was posted as the Principal of State Reserve Police (SRP) Training Centre at Sorath Chowky in Junagadh district.

While Bhatt's suspension has been revoked in one case, he was still under suspension in two other cases.

"The Home Department has hastily issued another half-baked and absolutely tenuous suspension order the very day, on which, the decision of the Central Review Committee was communicated to the Government of Gujarat," he alleged.

According to Bhatt, on August 7, 2012, the Home Department had issued another suspension order against him for "unauthorised possession of service weapons."

"The said half-baked order issued in apparent haste and with an obviously ulterior motive, was based on utterly flimsy and untenable grounds of my being in unauthorized possession of service weapons," Bhatt alleged with regards to his recent suspension order.

He has claimed that as he had been a pistol shooting champion and had represented Gujarat at several national championships and had been issued with special weapons and munitions from time to time.

"The same had been duly returned to the respective issuing units on cessation of the training or competition requirements," he said.

"In view of this, you are requested to direct the Home Department of the state government to forthwith desist from behaving in such petty and vindictive manner," Bhatt told Modi.

(Agencies)

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