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'Muslims must not identify with Vanzara. We must remember that about 17 people were killed in fake encounters led by this man': Prof. J. S. Bandukwala

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D. G. Vanzara has now become Modi's nemesis, and seems to 'encounter' his Prime Ministerial ambition. Vanzara sat in my class about 34 years ago. He came from a poor family, of donkey drivers, using them to transport sand. I never realised that one day he will become such a killer of our community... Muslims must not identify with Vanzara. We must remember that about 17 people were killed in fake encounters led by this man, says Prof. J.S. Bandukwala.

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani

Ahmedabad: 'Muslim' encounter specialist D.G. Vanzara in a remarkable revengeful act has now become his "God" Narendra Modi's nemesis and put paid to his Prime Ministerial ambitions with his damning revelations in his 'Letter Bomb' exposing Gujarat government's state policy on killing Muslims in fake encounters.

Gujarat Chief Minister 'God' Narendra Modi is now running for cover as his 'creature' Vanzara is out hunting for Modi and his confidante 'Ishrat Jahan fake encounter accused' Amit Shah. Vanzara wants to take revenge from his 'God' Narendra Modi and his another 'creature' Amit Shah for betraying him as he continues to remain in jail, while Amit Shah is roaming scott free, even though both are accused in the same Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The salvo fired by Vanzara fired against Modi and Amit Shah in a hard hitting 10-page letter has sent shock waves in the BJP power corridor even as preparations are underway by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to annoint Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate. Modi has so far managed keep himself clear from the infamous Godhra riots and a series of fake encounters, but being a policeman Vanzara has fired his letter 'bullet' from point blank and seems determined to foil Modi's march to Delhi Darbar.

Renowned civil rights activist Prof. J.S.Bandukwala recounted that D.G.Vanzara sat in his class about 34 years ago and came from a poor background.

Prof. Bandukwala said, "He came from a poor family, of donkey drivers, using them to transport sand. I never realised that one day he will become such a killer of our community. Looking back Modi used his inferiority complex and his burning desire to come up in life, but turning him into a killer. But Modi's politics rests on using people and once the dirty work is done he just throws them away like a used lemon. This has hurt Vanzara badly. He wants his revenge, by hurting Modi at the very time his sights are on Delhi."

"Muslims must not identify with Vanzara. We must remember that about 17 people were killed in fake encounters led by this man. But Vanzara 's anger may affect other Gujarat Police officers, who may no longer want to do Modi's dirty work. Further the CBI could take interestrin Vanzara's complaints that the police were just following orders from the top, i.e. Amit Shah and Modi. If the courts agree, atleast Amit Shah maybe again behind bars. My reading is that Modi's PM drive may have become difficult after Vanzara's comments," added Prof. Bandukwala.

Vanzara recently fired salvo on Narendra Modi and his confidante through his 'Letter bomb', which apparently seems to have the backing of disgrunted elements within the BJP who don't see eye-to-eye with Modi, has come as a rude shock to Modi and his bandwagon, and at the same time has given a breather to Modi's detractors.

Vanzara, who has been in jail since 2007 for his involvement in encounter cases, is going hammer and tongs after Amit Shah, and is determined to embarass Modi even further. Amit Shah is known to micromanage everything in his state. It is therefore quite understandable that Amit Shah was himself a party to the rampant extrajudicial killings of Muslims that took place right under his nose by people like Vanzara and the communal angle given to them.

The letter also comes at time when party chief Rajnath Singh is busy rid of the negative perception around Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots and the approach of the state government towards Muslims.

Vanzara blames Modi for abandoning him and other officers facing prosecution in cases of staged encounters. In the “the hurry of marching towards Delhi” Modi should not forget the police officials who had allowed him to earn the impression of being tough on crime, his letter said. “I along with my officers stood beside the state government like a bulwark whenever it faced existential crisis in the past."

"It was expected of the government to reciprocate and stand firmly with us with a similar vigour and determination which to my utter shock and surprise did not happen,’’ it added.

The state of the police in Modi’s Gujarat is intriguing indeed. It is rare for so many policemen, including IPS officers, to be behind the bars. It is also unusual for so many senior officials to be speaking against the government, charging it with malicious intent in the handling of the riots, so openly.

If the CBI takes note of the letter while probing the political conspiracy behind Gujarat's encounter killings, it could be a huge embarrassment for the BJP.

Vanzara was arrested by the CBI following his transfer to Sabarmati Central jail in Ahmedabad from Mumbai. He was in Mumbai jail as an accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter killing case of 2005. He is also accused in the Tulsi Prajapati encounter case in which the key witness in the Shaikh case was also killed.

Fr. Cedric Prakash sj, who runs NGO 'PRASHANT', said, "Now that jailed Gujarat police officer Vanzara himself has spilled the beans and come out with several 'aspects' of the encounter killings in Gujarat, it is high time that the Judiciary take suo moto control over this matter and ensure that the so-called "powerful" people of Gujarat are brought to book immediately. Several years have been wasted allowing these criminals to run amok. By his own words Vanzara does not deny his own guilt...but that he and his colleagues were acting on "orders" !"

"I am of the firm opinion that the place of this government, instead of being in Gandhinagar, should either be in Taloja Central Prison at Navi Mumbai or in Sabarmati Central Prison at Ahmedabad. The bottom line is that, slowly but surely, Truth and Justice will triumph in Gujarat!," he said.

Mufti Rizwan Tarapuri, State Convenor of All India Milli Council, in his statement to this Correspondent, said, “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.”

Maulana Tarapuri added, “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.”

[Abdul Hafiz Lakhani is a senior Journalist based at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Gujarat). He can be reached at lakhani63@yahoo.com or on his cell 09228746770]
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  1. Farooq Abdul Gaffar BawaniSeptember 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I agree with Dr. Bandukwala Saheb that the Muslims should not join with suspended cop Vanjara as he is a killer of 17 innocent Muslims . He has carried out illegal instructions of his master . Important question is why did he Vanjara take law into his hands ? He should suffer the consequences .

    May Allah protect Dr. Bandukwala Saheb and may his tribe increase .

    FAROOQ ABDUL GAFFAR BAWANI

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