The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may seek fresh clarifications from jailed Indian Police Service officer DG Vanzara, a key chargesheeted accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter, who quit recently after slamming Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and former junior state home minister Amit Shah.
“The question is whether Vanzara will be more agreeable now to disclose facts related to the conspiracy behind the Ishrat encounter? As of now, there does not seem to be any thing of direct evidentiary value in the letter, ” said a CBI source.
When asked if the CBI may question Vanzara again, the agency's director Ranjit Sinha said, “We are looking into the possibility.”
The CBI meanwhile is unlikely to grill Intelligence Bureau’s former special director again in the case. “We have already questioned him, it’s enough for now,” said Sinha.
The agency is currently scanning the contents of Vanzara’s resignation letter for possible evidence. According to the CBI's case chargesheet, Vanzara had allegedly claimed to have kept the then state government's top authorities in the loop.
Vanzara is among the seven policemen chargesheeted by the CBI in the case. The agency is likely to file a supplementary charge sheet within a fortnight.