Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Tuesday alleged that the confessions made by former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer DG Vanzara, charged and incarcerated in three fake encounter cases, have thoroughly exposed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government.
“Whatever we are hearing is true. This has thoroughly exposed Mr. Modi and the Gujarat Government. The massacre that took place in Gujarat could not have taken pace without active connivance of the state administration, state machinery at that point of time. It was Mr. Modi’s government which was in power even during 2002. So, the confessions made by the former police officer have thoroughly exposed Mr. Modi and his government,” Raja said.
“So, it is admission of Modi’s role in such a heinous crime and massacre committed against Muslim minority in the state of Gujarat. Now, Mr. Modi has to do a lot of explaining and the BJP as a party has to explain and own up the responsibility,” he added.
Vanzara, who is a key accused in alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and some similar cases, resigned today blaming Modi and his aide Amit Shah for it.
In his 10-page resignation letter to the Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department, the suspended IPS officer stated that he was resigning from the service and renounced all the post-retirement benefits.
Vanzara put the entire blame on Modi and Shah, saying the two did not protect Gujarat’s policemen. He stated that he was shocked to see that the state government did not back him when his name appeared in fake encounter cases.
He alleged that Shah used the police machinery for political mileage and literally ruled the state.
Vanzara has also claimed that Shah and Modi colluded to keep all police officers, accused of involvement in fake encounter cases, in jail to protect themselves.