Sohrabuddin would have killed PM Modi, if not encountered: Vanzara
Ahmadabad: DG Vanzara, former deputy inspector general of Gujarat, said that Sohrabuddin would have killed then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, if he was not encountered.
Vanzara, who was one of the accused in the case, said that Sohrabuddin encounter was genuine. He was discharged by a court in August 2017.
Vanzara claimed, “If Sohrabuddin was not killed then by the Gujarat ATS [Anti-Terrorism Squad], then he would have killed then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.” He added, “Due to political reasons I was jailed for nine years. But truth has come out today.”
Vanzara tweeted on Friday that the Gujarat police were “wrongly framed” for performing their duties. “We became victims of political cross firing between the then occupants of Delhi [and] Gandhinagar.” The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance was in power at the Centre while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat at the time of the incident.
Bombay Court Judgement in #SohrabuddinCase, acquitting all 22 Police Officers has vindicated my Stand that Our Encounters were Genuine: We were wrongly framed for performing our Duties. We became Victims of Political Cross Firing between the then Occupants of Delhi & Gandhinagar.
— DG Vanzara (@VanzaraDg) December 21, 2018
In a second tweet, Vanzara posted that terrorists had successfully assassinated former Prime Ministers Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa. “Had post-Godhra pre-emptive encounters not carried out by Gujarat Police, Narendra Modi would hv [have] met d [the] same fate. We saved d [the] saviour.”
It is to be mentioned that a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Mumbai on Friday acquitted all 22 accused in the encounter case due to lack of evidence. Sheikh, a wanted criminal, was killed in an alleged encounter in November 2005. His wife was allegedly raped and killed three days later and his aide, Tulsiram Prajapati, was shot dead by police a year later in December 2006.