The former IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt, had moved the Apex Court seeking suspension of his life imprisonment jail sentence in connection with a custodial death in November 1990.
Renowned documentary filmmaker and human rights defender Anand Patwardhan said Bhatt had been jailed 'for no other reason than the fact that he opposed the massacre in 2002' and spoke against it.
Bhatt was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the custodial death of Jamjodhpur resident, Prabhudas Vaishnani in November 1990.
In an affidavit filed before Justice S H Vora on Thursday, she said she was seeking protection for her and her family and not for her husband who is behind bars for the last one year.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said the petition can be moved before the Gujarat High Court.