"The targeted killings of persons belonging to the
minority community by the state police reveals the state of
affairs under the Narendra Modi government," the CPI(M) Polit
Bureau said in a statement.
The encounter in which college girl Ishrat Jahan and
three others were gunned down in 2004 was fake and executed in
cold blood by police officers after the four were suspected to
be on a mission to "kill" Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the
judicial probe had found.
"The enquiry has revealed the hand of senior police
officials including the then Ahmedabad Police Commissioner and
DIG Vanzara who is now facing trial for another fake encounter
killing -- of Soharabuddin Sheikh and his wife," the statement
The Polit Bureau demanded immediate action to arrest
and prosecute all the police personnel involved in these
"Exemplary punishment has to be meted out in this case
as the crime has been committed by those entrusted with
upholding the law. Given the spate of illegal encounter
killings which took place under the encouragement of the state
government, Modi should take moral responsibility and quit
office," the statement added.
New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Tuesday demanded
resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi taking
moral responsibility for the killing of a college girl and
three others in a fake encounter five years ago.
First Published: Tuesday, September 08, 2009, 15:23