Shweta Bhatt, the wife of Sanjiv Bhatt, the former IPS officer, who was recently sentenced to life met Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking support for her fight.
Thiruvananthapuram: Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's wife Shweta Bhatt on Wednesday met Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and senior congress leader Ramesh Chennithala seeking support for her "fight against injustice towards her husband."
Bhatt, who was an officer of the Gujarat cadre, was sentenced in a 1990 custodial death case recently.
He had earlier filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against the role of then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots in the state.
Shweta, along with her son Shantanu, met Vijayan, and Chennithala, who is also opposition leader, separately.
Both leaders assured her their support in the matter.
"Today, Shweta Bhatt visited me in office. We have extended support to her in her fight for the release of Sanjiv Bhatt.
We will take the lead to bring together like-minded chief ministers and political leaders to support her cause," Vijayan tweeted.
On the other hand, Chennithala said, "This is an example how fascism will affect everyone. She has explained the troubles faced by Sanjiv Bhatt.
His family is seeking support from those who fight for democracy and secularism in the country. We assure her all support," he told the media after meeting Shweta.
Shweta thanked all the leaders and said it was a fight against the injustice meted out at her.
"I am fighting against injustice. I want every member of Parliament, MLAs, people of Kerala to be on my side to show solidarity against the injustice done to my husband.
I have appealed in the High Court against his conviction. I am fighting the case legally, but still the government has been harassing me," she told reporters.
Earlier, this month Shweta alleged that her husband was a victim of political vindictiveness and there was a threat to her life, but official sources termed her charges "blatant falsehood."
At the time of his sentencing in the 1990 case, Bhatt was behind bars in another case of falsely implicating a man for alleged possession of drugs.
Last Updated Jul 26, 2019, 8:09 PM IST