New Delhi, Sept. 5: A PIL filed in the Supreme Court today sought a directive to the CBI to secure a confession from D.G. Vanzara, the suspended DIG who is behind bars in connection with a string of alleged fake encounters in Gujarat.
In a letter addressed to Gujarat’s additional chief secretary, Vanzara had said he felt “ditched and disowned” and accused “the government” of colluding to keep “in jail” officers charged with involvement in fake encounters “to save its own skin” and gain “political benefits”.
The petitioner, advocate Sateesh Galla, urged the apex court to direct the CBI to secure Vanzara’s confession before a judicial officer so that it is legally admissible and cannot be retracted in judicial proceedings in the trial related to the alleged fake encounters of Shorabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and accomplice Tulsi Prajapati.
Vanzara and other officers had also been accused of stage managing the killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others by Gujarat police on the ground that they had come to the state to kill chief minister Narendra Modi.