The Hush Post| 14:02 pm | two-minute-read
Retired IPS officer DG Vanzara on Friday said that had it not been for the so-called “genuine encounters” by the Gujarat police, Pakistan might have been successful in its design to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a statement after the special CBI`s court`s judgement in the Sohrabuddin-Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case in Mumbai on Friday, Vanzara, who was earlier an accused in the case, said the police personnel of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh were made scapegoats in the “political war” between the then BJP government in the state and the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
“The CBI court`s judgement acquitting all the 22 accused police officers in the Sohrabuddin encounter case has only endorsed the claims I had been making right from the start that none of these encounters was stage-managed. All were genuine to annihilate the Pakistan-sponsored terrorists who had been coming to Gujarat with the mission to kill Modiji, he said.
Pakistan by now would have succeeded in turning Gujarat into another terrorist-ridden Kashmir,” he said.
Vanzara was a prime accused in the Sohrabuddin-Kausar Bi alleged fake encounter case. However, he was later exonerated by the special CBI court three years back.
He claimed that the Gujarat police had accurate information about the movements of the Pakistan-sponsored terrorists and acted swiftly to “ensure the safety of the country and protect the life of the then chief minister who was under constant threat.”
Meanwhile, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel hailed the CBI court`s judgment and accused the former UPA government of trying to tarnish the Modi regime in Gujarat in the name of “fake encounter.”
Patel promised to consider restoration of the genuine promotions and other benefits due to the accused police officers in the last 13 years owing to the pending case, since he has been acquitted now.