http://indianexpress.com/article/in...cer-sanjiv-bhatts-petition-against-amit-shah/ In a first, the Supreme Court said today that attempts were made through “politics and activism” to influence the proceedings on Gujarat riots in the top court. The court rejected sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea to investigate BJP president Amit Shah’s role for allegedly trying to scuttle probe into cases of encounter killings. Underlining that Bhatt “was not acting bonafide and was catering to the interest elsewhere”, a bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra dismissed Bhatt’s petition for constituting a special investigation team (SIT) and making Shah and others parties to his petition. Besides, the bench also lifted a stay on his trial in two cases and asked him to face prosecution. “…petitioner (Bhatt) was in active touch with leaders of rival political party, NGOs, their lawyers tried to play media card, was being tutored by NGOs.