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Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Increased consumer spending across sports betting and online casino helped to push gross gaming revenue in Denmark up 5.7% year-on-year to DKK9.74bn (£1.13bn/€1.30bn/$1.46bn) in 2018, according to official figures published by the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden).The 2018 total is up by DKK520m on DKK9.22bn reported in the previous year, as the Danish market was boosted by the 2018 Fifa World Cup, which took place from June 14 to July 15 last year.Gross gaming revenue from sports betting amounted to DKK2.53bn last year, up from DKK2.33bn in 2017, and is representative of 26% of total revenue for the year. Sports betting revenue was at its highest in the World Cup months, with June revenue at DKK245m and July DKK246m.Online casino revenue also increased by 19.5% from DKK1.81bn to DKK2.16bn, with this form of gambling responsible for 22% of the whole regulated market in 2018.However, online casino was boosted last year following the liberalisation of online bingo in January 2018, with this now accounting towards total online revenue for the year.Lotteries, including charity lottery games, remain the highest source of gambling income in Denmark and represent 31% of the country’s market. Revenue for this sector amounted to DKK2.30bn last year, up 6.6% from DKK3.11bn in 2017. Lotto games such as Joker and EuroJackpot accounted for most of the revenue in this sector (DKK2.33bn), while class lotteries placed some way behind in second on DKK413m in revenue. Scratch cards contributed DKK248m in revenue, while keno generated DKK£31m.Elsewhere, Spillemyndigheden noted a year-on-year decline in land-based casino revenue last year, with this figure dropping 5.8% from DKK375m to DKK354m, accounting for just 4% of the overall market.Gaming machine revenue was also down 5.4% year-on-year to DKK1.41bn for the year, representing 14% of Denmark’s gambling market. Spillemyndigheden estimates that there are around 25,000 gaming machines current active across the country.The increase in online gaming activities, in addition to the decline in land-based revenue, means online is now responsible for 54.5% of all gambling revenue in Denmark, compared to 51.5% in 2017.Mobile was the platform of choice for online gaming customers in all but one of the quarters in the past year. Desktop placed just ahead of mobile in Q1 in terms of revenue take, but mobile was higher in the following three quarters. By Q4, mobile held 52.4% of the online market, compared to 49.2% in Q1.Meanwhile, Spillemyndigheden has reported an increase in average weekly gambling spend by consumers over the age of 18, with this figure climbing 6.5% from DKK38.50 in 2017 to DKK41.00 last year. Gambling was most popular with consumers aged between 26 and 35. In terms of protection efforts for players, last year saw more consumers sign up to the ROFUS self-exclusion list, a scheme that allows players to take themselves out of both online gaming and land-based casinos.A total of 17,355 people had registered by the end of 2018, up 35% on the previous year. Of this amount, 11,940, or 69%, have opted for permanent exclusion from gambling in the country.Spillemyndigheden has been aiming to enhance protection measures in 2019, with the regulator successfully petitioning the country’s telecommunications providers to block access to 25 unlicensed gaming websites.The order from Spillemyndigheden was upheld by the Copenhagen City Court, with internet service providers now required to block Danish consumers from accessing 10 igaming sites and 15 skin betting sites.Meanwhile, a new code of conduct for gaming operators active in Denmark was published last month, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.Due to come into force on July 1, 2019, the code aims to set limits and offer tools that go beyond regulatory requirements to help protect consumers.Danish Online Gaming Association developed the code in partnership with the country’s slot machine operator association Dansk Automat Brancheforening, Danish casino operator body Dansk Kasinoforening and the Aarhus-based Royal Casino. Also involved in the creation of the code were lottery operators Danske Lotteri Spil, Klasselotteriet, Landbrugslotteriet and Varelotteriet.Click here to read more about the fourth quarter in the country on the Denmark iGaming Dashboard.Image: Bill Smith Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Increased consumer spending across sports betting and online casino helped push gross gaming revenue in Denmark up 5.7% year-on-year to DKK9.74bn (£1.13bn/€1.30bn/$1.46bn) in 2018, according to figures released by the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden). Sports betting and online casino drive Danish revenue growth in 2018 Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 12th April 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Tabcorp to appeal Au$71.0m NSW tax bill Topics: Finance Legal Tabcorp said it would appeal the amended amount, saying on the balance of probability that the deductions are allowable. The operator added that it made this decision after taking external professional advice. However, the amended assessment amounted to $71.0m, which includes $9.0m in penalty interest imposed by the Australian Taxation Office. This will be reported as a significant item as part of Tabcorp’s first half results for its 2021 financial year. Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has pledged to appeal an AU$71.0m tax bill, related to fees incurred by the legacy Tatts Group business in 2016. Regions: Oceania Australia Tags: Tabcorp Tatts Group November also saw Tabcorp reject reports in the Australian media that it could be subject to a takeover bid, in a proposal involving private equity firms and fronted by betting pioneer Matthew Tripp. 7th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The announcement comes after Tabcorp was last month ordered to pay more than $30,000 in fines and costs after it was ruled to have breached advertising rules in New South Wales NSW. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In its financial statement posted in June this year, Tabcorp disclosed a contingent liability in relation to the matter of AU$62m (£34.5m/€37.9m/US$45.9m) after tax. A number of private equity firms were said to have approached Matthew Tripp with the aim of launching a takeover bid, one of which supposedly tabled a fee of $9.0bn to acquire the entire Tabcorp business, an another considering a $3.0bn bid for Tabcorp’s TAB betting division. Tabcorp said the case is in relation to tax on fees incurred by Tatts Group – which it acquired in December 2017 – for the monitoring of gaming machines in New South Wales. An investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW found that a former Tabcorp betting account holder received a gambling advert offering bonus bets from Tabcorp on his Instagram account via Instagram Stories, which was in breach of state law. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal Email Address
Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bamburi Cement Limited (BAMB.ke) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBamburi Cement Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products for the building sector in Kenya and Uganda. The company exports its products to Reunion, Uganda and Mayotle. Brands in its retail range include Powermax, Powercrete, Nguvu, Supaset, Multipurpose, Powerplus and Roadcem. Pre-cast concrete paving blocks sell under the BamburiBlox name. The company also supplies precast molded cement products used for drainage, edge constraints, fencing and walling and ready-mix cement. Bamburi Cement Limited offers its service to rehabilitate quarries and owns and maintains a nature and environmental park developed from a rehabilitated quarry. The company was founded in 1951 and has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bamburi Cement Limited is a subsidiary of Lafarge Holcim Limited (SA). Bamburi Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Contractor:Kristian BudhiantoInterior:Astri C.PriatnaArchitects Team:Aris Edson, Aris Edson, Daddy K.PutraCity:CidadapCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NilaiasiaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. On a sloppy narrow land measuring 6,5 x 25 meter, 3 programs were built within steps and planter boxes arranged naturally as a hardscape stretched from the lowest to the highest point of the land. They are 2 lofts serves as guest houses and a 2 story house for the property owner at the top. The unfriendly 30 degrees contour created more than 10 meter height differences between facades that emerged from the two roads attached at both ends of the stretch, and it was in fact treated as the site power which brought up into the site planning as the major theme of how the building masses should perform and interact within each other.Save this picture!© NilaiasiaSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© NilaiasiaBy applying terracing strategy, building masses were arranged in a way that each of the roofs can also function as a balcony for the floor above. Every floor has their own private balcony. The owner wished a vacation cottage that suits not only for private use but also serves as a Bed and Breakfast property in a separate two guest units below using the lower road as their entrance. Serving the requested function was then rather complementary whereas creating differentiation among other earlier rental property in the area felt more mandatory considering the unexplored contour by if not all, most of the property. Here, the contour is the main attraction.Save this picture!© NilaiasiaBuilt inside a residential complex partially surrounded by densely populated settlements where they stand also on sloppy land with its unique character on circulation between alleys, then it may become interesting if the similar quality of space experience adopted into the site plan thus creates a certain sensation when moving inside from one end to another within the landscape. Typically a property on a narrow plot is built by maximizing claim on its programmatic space against the land. Here, though the land width is only 6,5 meter, site planning is, on the contrary, minimizing it and replaces it with an outdoor circulation which connects the 3 dwellings that are inter-dependent with each other in a form of alleyways along with its outdoor properties.Save this picture!© NilaiasiaThis results in a unique interaction throughout the movement into the cottages. The same interaction that happens inside the alleys of the dense settlement at the surrounding area or at any other typical steep habitation in Bandung. However, this one happens in a small 200 m2 plot. Bringing in the outdoor qualities within the masses has in-fact not only enriches the space experience inside, but it also seems to enlarge the narrow width of the plot which is likely because such potential on the availability of alleyways and landscaping should usually happen on a large plot area.Save this picture!© NilaiasiaProject gallerySee allShow lessCanteen and Locker Room of Sarmad Iron and Steel Co. / Makanpaydar Consulting CompanySelected ProjectsAD Classics: Prentice Women’s Hospital / Bertrand GoldbergArchitecture Classics Share Projects Indonesia CopyAbout this officeRDMAOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCidadapIndonesiaPublished on October 07, 2018Cite: “White Cliff House / RDMA” 06 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Ikoma, Japan Houses Japan Clients:Takashi Hagihara, Kanae HagiharaCity:IkomaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. We has built a wooden house for an outdoor enthusiast on a plot overlooking the mountains and hills of higashi-ikoma, nara prefecture, japan. The 112.61 sqm residence is located in a high-class residential area on the north side of the railway line, on a site characterized by a steep, sloping terrain. Built in wood outside and inside, the house comprises two floors, connected via a double-height space that encloses the common living areas.Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuWe has planned the house for an outdoor enthusiast, who requested to have a loft as a bedroom in a single-story house with a wooden deck. In order to fit all residential functions within the small plot of land, but also please the demands of the owner, the architects have designed the house in five different terrain levels, placing all common living functions on the lower level, and the bedroom, together with other rooms, such as the study, on the upper level.Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuBy splitting the house between two different terrain levels, we has managed to create the illusion of two ground floors. When the residents sit down at the study, they can enjoy views of the slopes and greenery on the south north sides, feeling as if they are sitting on the hillside. When they open the dining room window, a pleasant breeze blows along from the hill, while the chirping of birds seems to be the main noise coming from the outside. As such, the house remains close to nature and the hills, connected to the internal space and the external topography.Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuProject gallerySee allShow lessInside Uniform House / NNA+Selected ProjectsJiyu Square Reconstruction / UAD – ACRCSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects Sou House / atelier thu Sou House / atelier thuSave this projectSaveSou House / atelier thu yamayasu, Masahito Yamamoto, Yamamotoyasu Koumuten Manufacturers: NEW LIGHT POTTERY, Galvalume steel, Sugiita Asuka Tsuboi, Takahiro Hosogai, Satoshi Ueda Lead Architects: Area: 112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942206/sou-house-atelier-thu Clipboard CopyAbout this officeatelier thuOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIkomaOn InstagramOn FacebookJapanPublished on June 24, 2020Cite: “Sou House / atelier thu” 24 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 30 November 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Regeneration & Renewal magazine has published its free guide to funding sources for regeneration projects.Regeneration & Renewal magazine has published its third A-Z of Funding, detailing 60 sources. The magazine doesn’t claim to be comprehensive, but the 10-page guide is freely available (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) on its Web site. Free guide to funding for regeneration and renewal
10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Previous articleVolleyball falls to Oklahoma, loses sixth straight matchNext articleWhat’s on the ballot: State Representatives Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature + posts ReddIt $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Kayley Ryan https://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Linkedin Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Facebook Linkedin Kayley Ryan ReddIt printA mother waited at the 5K finish line on Saturday, watching the clock tick and counting the minutes it would take her son to complete the 3.1-mile track.Heather Pearson’s 11-year-old son Ethan made a goal to finish this year’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Superhero Run in first place.“He’s been prepping for a year,” Pearson said. “My heart is racing for him.”While Ethan did not win the race, he was one of the first several runners out of hundreds to cross the finish line.More than 900 members of the community participated in the third annual Superhero Run Saturday at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington to raise money and awareness for CASA’s mission.CASA of Tarrant County recruits and trains volunteers, or CASAs, to act as independent advocates in the courtroom for children in foster care who have a history of abuse or neglect. Read more in the previous article.Registration opened the morning’s events at 7 a.m. and was followed by a one-mile fun run at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run at 8:30 a.m.Dogs in capes ran alongside their owners.Runners, some with dogs on leashes and some pushing strollers, circuited the 5-kilometer track that started and finished at 100 W. Abram Street.Other activities included a “Puppy Power Pavilion,” Kids Zone with bounce houses, a costume contest and dance performances.Michelle Tolar said she had run in multiple 5Ks hosted by volunteer organizations, but she and her two friends chose CASA’s 5K because of its relevance to their careers in education.“We specifically picked one [5K] that is for a cause we think is important,” said Tolar.CASA volunteer advocates are the only unpaid representatives in the courtroom and act as the “eyes and ears of the court,” said Don Binnicker, chief executive officer of CASA of Tarrant County.Don Binnicker, CEO of CASA of Tarrant County, poses as “Batman.”Binnicker, who dressed in full costume as “Batman” at the event, said CASAs speed up the process of placing children into stable homes.“It helps them get out of the system quicker when we advocate for them,” said Binnicker.Last year, CASA volunteers helped serve 880 children in Tarrant County, said Binnicker. About 20 of those children were helped directly by the $30,000 raised from last year’s Superhero Run, wrote Caitlyn Ussery, volunteer coordinator for CASA.But there are still about 200 children with a history of abuse or neglect in Tarrant County who need CASA volunteers to advocate for them, according to CASA of Tarrant County’s website.One of those volunteers is Carol St. Onge, who took on a new case in July.She said an event like the Superhero Run raises awareness to the fact that about 200 children still need CASA volunteers to advocate for them. That number is only going to increase, said Onge.“We need more people to step up,” said Onge. “It’s only gonna get worse.” City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” Facebook Twitter
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mackerel quotas should be built into any future Iceland EU membership 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Facebook Iceland is moving closer to EU membership with the adoption of an enlargement report by the European Parliament.However, a North West MEP is seeking to ensure that agreement on mackerel quotas is built in to any future deal.At present, the EU and Norway are in dispute with Iceland and the Faroes over mackerel stocks, with the EU claiming that Iceland has unilaterally increased its catch to unsustainable levels.Now, Pat the Cope Gallagher, the Chairman of the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee, has moved an amendment calling for a renewed effort to reach an agreement.It’s an issue he will also be raising when he leads a committee delegation to Reykjavik next month……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/cope.mp3[/podcast] News By News Highland – March 15, 2012 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleDallat condemns Coleraine petrol bomb attackNext articleDeputy McHugh says all parties must work together to issue mortgage arrears News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published
Top StoriesSanjiv Bhatt’s Sentence In Custodial Death Case : Sibal Seeks Consideration Of Pending Review First; SC Adjourns For 6 Weeks Radhika Roy26 Jan 2021 11:35 PMShare This – x The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the petition filed by former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to suspend his sentence in a custodial death case of 1990, at the request of his lawyer Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal. A Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy granted adjournment for six weeks after Kapil Sibal suggested that it is better for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the petition filed by former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to suspend his sentence in a custodial death case of 1990, at the request of his lawyer Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal. A Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and R Subhash Reddy granted adjournment for six weeks after Kapil Sibal suggested that it is better for the court to first consider the pending review against the June 2019 order which dismissed the ex-IPS officer’s plea to examine additional witnesses in the trial. He submitted that this was a case of “mistrial” and “travesty of justice”.”This is case of complete mistrial”, he told the bench.”I am saying that this is a case of complete mistrial because my witnesses have not been called. How 23 witnesses have been examined?. I am not on merits at all. I am telling you the procedure adopted. It is binding on every court”, he said.”Out of 300 witnesses, they called only 37″, the senior lawyer added. He informed the bench that the Supreme Court had dismissed Bhatt’s plea for examination of additional witnesses in June 2019 and that review against that order is pending. He suggested that it is better if the court hears that review first and consider the present plea in open court.”My request is to please postpone this matter. First hear the review first. Please hear it in open court”, Sibal told the bench Sibal submitted that the case was related to the death of an accused, who was taken into custody during communal riots in 1990. The person died several days after he was released from custody.”Five years passed pursuant to the investigation and then a summary report was filed in 1995. I had nothing to do with it then. The Magistrate dismissed it and then the State filed an Appeal. I had no role to play in this. From 1996 to 2011, I was not involved. Then suddenly State decided to withdraw the Application and I opposed it. The Court passed an order saying that there was some political ramification. There was no stay, no delay. Then the State submitted 300 witnesses. From 1990 to now, I have not got a stay from any court, I had no role to play in any of this. Then at the last moment, the State chose to not show some vital witnesses. I filed an Application”, Sibal submitted.He argued that Bhatt was in no way responsible for the delay in trial and the proceedings were stayed at the instance of other accused officers. BACKGROUND Bhatt was directed to undergo life-imprisonment by a Sessions Court in Jamnagar in June 2019 for involvement in custodial death of Jamjodhpur resident Prabhudas Vaishnani in November 1990. The officer, who had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in 2011 accusing the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 riots, is currently lodged at Palanpur jail.The instant SLP filed in the Supreme Court challenges the refusal of the Gujarat High Court to suspend his sentence.In October 2019, the Gujarat High Court had refused to suspend his sentence observing he had had scant respect for Courts and had deliberately tried to mislead them. “..it appears that the applicant has scant respect for the Courts and is in the habit of misusing the process of law and scandalizing the Court,” a Division Bench of Justices Bela M. Trivedi and AC Rao of the High Court had observed. Earlier, Justice VB Mayani, who sat on a Division Bench with Justice Harsha Devani, had recused saying “not before me” when the bail application of Bhatt and Pravinsinh Zala, another convict, came up. In the petition filed before the Supreme Court, Bhat has argued that the High Court had failed to appreciate the fact that the State Government started prosecuting him only after 2011 when he came out against Narendra Modi. Till then, the stand of the State had been that there was no case against Bhatt, the plea stated. The incident relates to the death of one Prabhudas Madhavji Vaishnani in November 1990, which was allegedly due to custodial torture. At the time Bhatt was the Assistant Superintendent of Police Jamnagar, who, along with other officers, took into custody about 133 persons, including Vaishnani, for rioting during a Bharat Bandh. Vaishnani, who was kept in custody for nine days, died ten days after release on bail. As per medical records, the cause of death was renal failure. Following his death, an FIR was registered against Bhatt and few other officers for custodial torture. Cognizance of the case was taken by the Magistrate in 1995. However, the trial remained stayed till 2011 due to stay by the Gujarat High Court. Later the stay was vacated and trial commenced. Bhatt has contended that the High Court failed to see that the alleged custodial death happened many days after the release of the prisoner from police custody on November 18, 1990. The IPS officer, who was sacked in 2015, approached the Supreme Court alleging that although nearly 300 witnesses were listed by the prosecution, only 32 were actually examined in trial, leaving out many crucial witnesses. Three police men who were part of the team which investigated the offence, and few other witnesses who denied any incident of custodial violence were not examined by the prosecution, stated Bhatt. He argued that the case against him was a part of “political vendetta”. In April 2011, Bhatt had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi of complicity in the 2002 riots. He claimed to have attended a meeting convened by the then CM, Mr. Modi, on February 27, 2002, the day of the communal riots, when instructions were allegedly given to the State Police to not take any action against the perpetrators of violence. The Court appointed SIT however gave a clean chit to Modi. In 2015, Bhatt was removed from the police service, on the ground of “unauthorised absence”. In October 2015, the Supreme Court dismissed Bhatt’s plea for constituting a special investigation team (SIT) for cases filed against him by Gujarat Government. The Court observed that, “Bhatt was in active touch with leaders of rival political party, was being tutored by NGOs, was involved in politics and activism of creating pressure, even upon 3-judge bench of this court, amicus and many others”. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story