'Modi functioning like a dictator in Gujarat': Congress on IPS Vanzara's resignation

New Delhi, Sept 3 (ANI): Hours after Indian Police Services (IPS) officer DG Vanzara, charged and incarcerated in three fake encounter cases, tendered his resignation accusing the Gujarat Chief Minister of betraying him, the Congress Party on Tuesday alleged that Narendra Modi is functioning like a dictator in his state, and demanded a CBI probe into the entire episode.

"It seems like Modi is functioning like a dictator in Gujarat. Every day something new is coming out against him. Modi should resign. There should be CBI investigation into the entire thing," Congress leader Rashid Alvi said.

Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit echoing similar sentiments said that Vanzara's letter reveals a high level scam, and added that Modi has no right to be the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

"If the Home Minister and Chief Minister knew everything about this, then it is of highest seriousness. If you see his (Vanzara) letter, it shows a huge conspiracy and a high level scam. Chief Minister of Gujarat has no right to be the Chief Minister. There should be CBI investigation on this," he said.

Vanzara, who is a key accused in alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and some similar cases, resigned today blaming Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for it.

In his 10-page resignation letter to the Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department, the suspended IPS officer stated that he was resigning from the service and renounced all the post-retirement benefits.

Vanzara put the entire blame on Modi and Shah, saying the two did not protect Gujarat's policemen. He stated that he was shocked to see that the state government did not back him when his name appeared in fake encounter cases.

He alleged that Shah used the police machinery for political mileage and literally ruled the state.

Vanzara has also claimed that Shah and Modi colluded to keep all police officers, accused of involvement in fake encounter cases, in jail to protect themselves. (ANI)

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