In a move with far-reaching political and other consequences, IPS officer DG Vanzara, charged and jailed in three fake encounter cases in Gujarat, has tendered his resignation accusing the Gujarat chief minister of betraying him. Vanzara has been in jail for the last seven years for his role in three fake encounters - 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter and murder of his wife Kauserbi, 2006 Tulsiram Prajapti encounter and 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter.
Vanzara accused the Modi government of exacting political mileage out of the encounters and dumping foot soldiers like him in jail. In his 10-page resignation letter, Vanzara has expressed his lack of confidence in the government and blamed it for failure to protect him. "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 has written in his resignation letter.
Prior to this, another accused IPS officer GL Singhal too had resigned on simliar grounds. Vanzara's resignation amounts to his renunciation of his retiral benefits. He has also warned the government that the deeds of Amit Shah, former minister and an accused in a fake encounter case, might prove disastrous for the government.