Vanzara gets bail in fake encounter case

The police had dubbed them as terrorists out on a mission to kill the then chief minister Narendra Modi to avenge the 2002 communal riots.



By Mahesh Trivedi

Published: Sat 7 Feb 2015, 10:47 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:42 PM

Ahmedabad: A special CBI court in Ahmedabad on Thursday granted bail to Gujarat’s most controversial police officer and one-time encounter specialist D G Vanzara in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

The court, however, told the former deputy inspector-general of police to not to enter Gujarat except for marking presence before the court on every alternate Saturdays, and also furnish a personal bond of Rs20,000 and two sureties of equal amount.

Vanzara, who is also an accused in the cases related to encounters of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Tulsiram Prajapati, Sadik Jamal, etc, has also been told not to tamper with evidence in the sensational case in which Muslim college girl Ishrat and her three associates were shot dead by the Gujarat police on June 15, 2004 on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

The police had dubbed them as terrorists out on a mission to kill the then chief minister Narendra Modi to avenge the 2002 communal riots. Vanzara’s son and brother told Khaleej Times that the family had not celebrated Diwali for the past eight years.


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