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Congress demands Modi's resignation over Vanzara's letter

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 04, 2013
First Published: 00:10 IST(4/9/2013) | Last Updated: 00:37 IST(4/9/2013)

In the wake of IPS officer of DG Vanzara's resignation from police service, Congress today demanded the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi alleging fake encounters were a policy of his government and pressed for a  CBI inquiry into the whole affair.

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"Vanzara has stated in his resignation letter that Gujarat government led by Narendra Modi used the policemen and latter disowned them to gain political advantage," said Congress chief spokesperson Ajay Maken here today.

"Vanzara has clearly stated in his resignation letter that whenever there was a crisis in the government they were always with the government. Whenever government faced any kind of crisis for survival, they were always with the government," Maken said and aksed "Modi and his government has to tell what are those crisis and how the police was misutilised?"

Describing the nine-page letter of Vanjara as "shocking materials", he said "today 32 police officers are in jail, out of whom six are IPS officers."

Demanding resignation of Gujrat government, Maken said "Narendra Modi does not have any right to continue in the office. CBI should conduct a full inquiry on the basis of the letter. This is a serious issue and Gujarat government does not have right to stay even for a minute."

Quoting Vanzara's letter, Maken said "he (Vanzara) has raised question why policemen are in the jail. The policy makers should also be in jail, which means Modi and Amit Shah should also be in jail."

Maken said it has become clear now that Gujarat government had misused the police force all the time.

He said "it is the state of affairs in Mahtama Gandhi's state where 32 police officers are in jail for human rights violations and encounter cases, out of whom six are IPS officers. Six more IPS are also facing cases."  Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said the statements of Vanzara show "everybody, including the highest post in that state, was in conscious knowledge of what was happening."

He said the senior officer's remarks show that he has been let down by the government because "he and 32 other officers were actually doing something that was a considered, conscious, known and sanctioned policy of Gujarat government."

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh alleged most of the encounters which took place in Gujarat were false "done probably for the image build-up of Narendra Modi, the sole fighter against terror activities and sole activist for the Hindus."


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