CBI grills ‘encounter’ cop vanzara

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New Delhi:  The CBI is turning on the heat on the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi and  his close associate Amit Shah, with the agency sleuths on Friday questioning suspended Gujarat IPS officer D.G. Vanzara in Sabarmati Jail on his  resignation letter and alleged fake encounter cases.
Vanzara’s disclosures to the CBI could clearly bring create major  political hiccups for Modi and the BJP at a time when it has gone all out  to build its campaign for the 2014 elections around him.
The Vanzara revelations could also mean major trouble for Shah, who has  been entrusted with the job of strategising the saffron gameplan in Uttar  Pradesh.
Sources said a four-member CBI team grilled Vanzara about the allegations  which he had levelled in his letter against Modi and Shah. The CBI  asked him about the “tactics”, as alleged by him in his resignation letter,  used by Shah when he was Gujarat minister of state for home.
The CBI officials said Vanzara’s questioning will help the agency gather  “fresh leads” in the fake encounter cases, including the Ishrat Jahan  encounter case.
The sources said the questioning of the 1987-batch IPS officer is expected to  shed light on the role of the highest functionaries in the state government  in the fake encounter cases being probed by the CBI.

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