“The situation in our country is such that rapists, terrorists, and murderers are running it, while honest police officers are being framed,” she said addressing an ‘umbrella march’ organised by the Muslim Youth League (MYL) in Kozhikode on Friday expressing solidarity with Sanjiv Bhatt, the IPS officer who was recently sentenced for life by the Jamnagar Special Court in Gujarat.
Ms. Bhatt said her husband was being punished for a crime he had never committed. “My husband was being implicated in a case he was never part of. He did not arrest the young man, nor did he question him,” she added.
Sanjiv Bhatt was handed life-term for a 28-year-old case of custodial death. Human rights activists have pointed out that the man had died, much after he was released from police custody, of renal failure, and that the case was registered 18 days after that ans there was no mention of physical violence in his autopsy report.
Muslim Youth League State president Syed Munavarali Shihab Thangal said the Youth League would be an umbrella to Mr. Bhatt who had been a victim of terrorism of the regime.