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Didn’t get fair treatment, D G Vanzara writes letter to Gujarat govt

Retired IPS officer writes to additional chief secy, alleges ‘discrimination’ against him and others.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
May 8, 2015 1:02:04 am
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Retired Gujarat IPS officer D G Vanzara — a key accused in three encounter cases who is out on bail — has written a letter to additional chief secretary (home), G R Aloria, alleging discrimination in the recent promotions and reinstatements of IPS officers, who have either been discharged or are out on bail in the fake encounter cases. In the letter, he has also sought promotion for himself and some others who he thinks were discriminated against. Vanzara has also warned that those who accused politicians and police officials who have been discharged from the case, “will not be allowed to go scot-free, if they try to serve just their own interests… if other accused are not given their due…”

In the letter, dated May 1 (a copy is with The Indian Express), Vanzara has alleged that the Gujarat government is adopting “a different yardstick of promotion to similarly-placed officers, whereby conveniently favouring those officers who suit it, while summarily rejecting those who do not suit it”. Vanzara, who got bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Tulsiram Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan encounter cases, calls this “part of on-going political conspiracy against us”. The retired DIG has criticised politicians, saying they placed their own interest before that of the nation and treated policemen as “insects, mosquitoes and flies”. He writes, “When politicians, to promote personal political interests, are ready to sacrifice even the supreme interests of the country and its people, how can they be expected to look after the interests of policemen who, for them, are nothing more than insects, mosquitoes and flies.”

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Vanzara’s letter states, “…Denying us of our lawful promotions will be an act of great provocation to us which may lead to some unknown consequences for all the parties concerned, which may not be to the liking of anybody of us.” Quoting Martin Luther King Jr, he wrote, “Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice.”

Vanzara has sought promotion for officers, such as P P Pandey, Rajkumar Pandian, Abhay Chudasama, Vipul Aggarwal, G L Singhal, N K Amin, B R Chaubey, among others. According to sources, Pandian and Chaubey have also written letters to the government, seeking promotions. When contacted, Aloria told The Indian Express, “I am not aware of any such letter, but we do receive letters for promotions. Anyone can write anything, but it has to be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

Vanzara has alleged that by promoting officers, such as IPS Geetha Johri — by superseding ADGP P P Pandey — is but “deviating from the standard procedure to save the skin of all accused persons, who have been discharged from the case by the CBI court, especially Amit Shah (BJP chief) and P C Pande”. Vanzara writes that it was “Johri in league with P C Pande and Amit Shah, who created the sorry state of affairs for Gujarat police in general and accused police officers in particular”.

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