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DG Vanzara promoted, 6 years after retirement | India News


AHMEDABAD: Almost six years after he retired from service, former IPS officer DG Vanzara, accused in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh-Tulsiram Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan alleged cases of false encounters and then discharged in both, received post-retirement promotion as Inspector General of Police (IGP)

“Consistent to clear the file received from the Judiciary in all cases of Encuentro vch (which) were invented by the Antinational Forces against (me) and the Gujarat police, I received the post-retirement promotion of the inspector general of the police wef 29 -09-2007 I am grateful to both the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat, ”he tweeted on Tuesday, along with the copy of the government’s notification.

The “long-awaited” promotion, effective as of September 29, 2007, will entitle you to all arrears as of that date.

The former 66-year-old IPS officer, who retired in May 2014 while in the central jail of Sabarmati in connection with the Ishrat confrontation case, said he also hopes he will soon get his “due” promotion to ADGP range. “God is great. I had done nothing wrong, I only protected Gujarat from terrorism,” he told TOI on Wednesday.

Vanzara, who joined the police service as deputy police superintendent in 1980, was promoted as an IPS officer in 1987. He served as deputy police commissioner for the Ahmedabad criminal branch and was later promoted as DIG of the anti-terrorist squad ( ATS) in Ahmedabad At the time of his arrest on April 24, 2007, he was published as the Border Range of Kutch and Banaskantha.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh was killed in November 2005 and Tulsiram Prajapati was shot dead in December 2006. Vanzara was arrested in both cases by the state CID (crime). Later, the cases were delivered to CBI and merged. While in prison, Vanzara was arrested again by CBI in another case of encounter in which Mumbai’s 19-year-old girl, Ishrat Jahan, Javed Shaikh aka Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zishan Johar were killed in June 2004.

(With agency contributions)

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