Even as Gujarat Government is
to subscribe to the observations made in the Tamang Report about the
alleged ‘fake’ encounter of four persons in 2004, CPI (M) today has
demanded resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
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.
Meanwhile Gujarat Government has rejected the report and is planning
to challenge it.
news conference, Jaya Narayan Vyas, Spokesperson and Minister of
Health in Gujarat, said, "Normally, in the process of tenet justice
an opportunity will be given to the accused to present their stand.
But in this case, a judicial magistrate has not given any chance to
Committee was asked to give the report around November 2009 but the
committee submitted it within a month of its constitution.”
report quoted the Cr PC 176 of the IPC to probe this incident.
the 176 allows only the custodial deaths and it was not a custodial
death. How can they probe under this clause? None of the sub clauses
mention about probing for the encounters, so we will challenge the
whole report. Hence, it is not valid for us,” said Vyas.
Central Home Ministry’s report says that Ishrat Jahangir and her
partner were involved in plans to carry out terror strikes in
Gujarat and Maharashtra, he added.
few days after the incident, a section of media (The Hindu and Times
of India) carried out a news report stating that Ishrat and the
others killed belonged to their organisation, said Vyas.
According to the Tamang Report that was submitted, 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.
report says the police officers and their subordinates shot down the
victims in "cold blood using their service revolver".
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.
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.
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.
report further refused to subscribe to the theory of the police by
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