New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said on Wednesday that former Indian Police Service officer DG Vanzara`s allegations against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has left the nation stunned.
Calling for strict state government action in the fake encounter cases, Agarwal said: "It is a very serious issue. Vanzara should have said this earlier, if it is true. He has said it after seven years. But he has levelled allegations that have left everyone stunned. I think the Gujarat Government should take strict action with all this in mind."
Vanzara, a key accused in an alleged 2005 fake encounter deaths of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and other similar cases, resigned from the IPS on Tuesday blaming Modi and his key aide Amit Shah for the decision.
In his 10-page resignation letter to the Additional Chief Secretary of the State Home Department, Vanzara said he was resigning from the service and also renouncing all post-retirement benefits.
Vanzara further said that Modi and Shah did not protect Gujarat`s policemen while pursuing their respective political agendas, and stated that he was shocked and dismayed over the state government not backing him when his name was linked with the fake encounter cases.
He charged Shah with using the state police machinery to gain political mileage and the ability and right to literally rule the state.
Vanzara accused both Shah and Modi of colluding with each other to keep all police officers involved in fake encounter cases in jail to protect themselves.