Suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who had accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in 2002 post-Godhra riots, was arrested today following a complaint by a police constable.
Bhatt was being questioned in connection with an FIR filed against him by Constable K D Pant, who had worked under him during the 2002 riots.
He has been accused of threatening a public servant, fabricating false evidence and wrongful confinement.
The City Police Commissioner Sudhir Sinha said that Bhatt has been arrested and is being questioned.
Pant alleged that Bhatt had threatened and made him sign a "false" affidavit about a high-level meeting called by Modi on February 27, 2002 after the Godhra train accident in which 59 persons were killed.
According to Bhatt, Modi is alleged to have said at the meeting that the Hindus should be allowed to vent their anger and that Muslims should be taught a lesson.