Guj government is a 'man-eating' entity: Congress

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New Delhi, Sep 8: The Congress party called on the Supreme Court to probe all encounters carried out by the Narender Modi-led Gujarat government following the findings of the Tamang report which investigated the alleged 'fake' killings of college students Ishrat and her three friends in 2004 .

Criticising the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat Government, Manish Tiwari, the spokesman of the Congress party, described the Gujarat administration as a 'man-eating government'.

According to the Tamang Report, four persons-Ishrat, Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar Abdul Gani-killed in an encounter on the outskirts of the city on June 15, 2004, were not linked with the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Toiba, as claimed by the police.

Gujarat Police had claimed that the four were LeT terrorists and were on a mission to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The report says the police officers and their subordinates shot down the victims in "cold blood using their service revolver".

It further said the encounter was "planned" and executed "mercilessly" by shooting the victims from "close range". Even the autopsy report said the death of the four were due to bullet injuries, it added.

The report alleged that police officers including the then city police commissioner K. R. Kaushik, then JCP (Crime Branch) P. P. Pande, suspended DIG D G Vanzara, then ACP G L Singhal, and ACP N K Amin had planned this encounter for their selfish motives.

The report said the motive for senior police officers was to get promotion, to secure their positions, to falsely show their work as the best, to impress the chief minister and receive his praise.

The report further refused to subscribe to the theory of the police by offering counter-points.

According to the report, not a single cop was hurt in spite of police's claim that the alleged 'terrorists' fired multiple rounds at them. Not even a single tree or vehicle in the vicinity of the encounter was hit by a bullet. The alleged terrorists' pistol found at the spot was rusted and looked like it had not been used for a while.

ANI

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