AHMEDABAD: Suspended Gujarat IPS DG Vanzara, who is facing the heat over his involvement in the fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Tulsiram Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan, today resigned blaming chief minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for misusing the state's police machinery and slammed the duo for not doing enough for protecting the accused.
In a ten page letter, a shocked Vanzara blamed the Modi government for not protecting the interest of those implicated in the fake encounter cases.
IBN-Live quotes Vanzara saying: 'I have been silent as I adore Modi like a god, but my god could not rise to the occasion under evil influence of Amit Shah.'
A disappointed Vanzara wrote: 'I most respect would like to submit and state that I, along with my officers, stood beside this government like a bulwark whenever it faced existential crisis in the past. When I along with my officers have been facing a similar crisis in my/our life/lives, it was expected of the government to reciprocate and firmly stand beside me and my officers with a similar vigour and determination, which to my utter shock and surprise, could not happen.'
Flaying the Modi government, Vanzara writes: 'This spineless government of Gujarat, which is valiant only in words, otherwise coward in deeds and impotent in actions, has ceased to command my allegiance, trust and loyalty.'
He wrote Amit Shah and Modi colluded to keep all the police officers accused in the fake killing case in jail to protect themselves.
He further said that Amit Shah used Gujarat for political mileage.
Vanzara's resignation letter
Vanzara has been in jail since 2007 when he was arrested in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
Earlier today, The Congress demanded the resignation of Modi till the investigation is over in the 2006 killing of a witness in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case.
Tulsiram Prajapati was killed in an alleged staged shootout Dec 28, 2006 in which then minister of state for home Amit Shah is the main accused.
Prajapati was the only witness to the December 2005 police shootout in which Sohrabuddin Sheikh was killed.
"How can he stay as chief minister when the investigation process is going on. The senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra Modi, used his chair and intervened with the justice system," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken said at a press conference.
"There should be an inquiry into it and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should enquire about it," Maken said.