The wife of arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has written a letter to the Union home minister P Chidambram stating that he apprehends danger to his life from a "vindictive administration".

"Sanjiv has strong apprehension of being physically ill-treated and danger to his life. We are in potential danger from a vindictive administration," Bhatt's wife Shweta said in the letter to Chidambaram.

"My husband has been victimised and arrested merely because a few politicians apprehended serious action against them because of the evidence Sanjiv is likely to give in the pending criminal cases," Shweta further said in the letter.

"I want the central government to ensure safety of my husband and his dignity should also be restored," She told reporters after writing the letter.

"I request you to initiate appropriate steps to safeguard right and liberty of my husband and also keep an eye on the victimisation meted out to him. I fear that he may be embroiled in a series of false cases that have no basis to simply harass and intimidate him," she said in the letter.

"All that my husband has done (that has upset the state administration) is that he has done his duty as he is an officer of Indian Police Service" she said.