Shocking Fake Encounter
This fake encounter case is quite horrifying. That Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi were killed is a terrible indictment of what can happen in a country that is rife with terrorist and underworld activities. It has led the criminals in the police force to wave around human trophies to get promotions and pats on the back. Sheikh may have been killed in an ‘encounter’ because he was a terrorist or a gangster, but the reality is that there was no encounter. And his wife must have been innocent! The man was picked up and killed in cold blood. If human lives are sacrificed, what does it matter to these cops? The fact that this happens shows a state government machine that turns a blind eye to blatant and horrific crime. Whats even more shocking is that these cops have supporters who have turned up in court!
Whats happened in Gujarat is probably not shocking to those who are aware that these things keep happening, but every word that I read unnerved me. We can only thank our stars that this has come to light and the DIG allegedly involved (D G Vanzara) alongwith Rajkumar Pandyan (Gujarat Police) and Dinesh Kumar (Rajasthan Police) have all been arrested.
Today, I read another shocking news report – it alleges that Kausar Bi was killed because she made a fuss after being raped. After her husband was taken away she was imprisoned in a farmhouse where she was raped by the man guarding her. And when the police officers found out what had happened, all they did was slap the guard! And when she said she was going to complain, they decided to kill her!
Various political parties are attacking the Gujarat government, and it has now become a viral political issue.
Forget politics. Just quickly bring those criminal cops to trial and hand out the severest punishment. If found guilty, these cops should go to the gallows. There is nothing as henious as official crime. That’s what is most disgusting and immoral about it all, that policemen are involved.
Update, 3rd May: Naturally, the police are denying the rape. They say that they were not going to kill the woman but did so because she threatened to complain about her husband’s death! It beats me as to how the police thought she was not going to complain about her husband’s death. Clearly they knew she would, but probably had fudged paperwork to show that her husband was indeed a terrorist. They would have found it more difficult to counter the rape allegations.
4th May: NDTV has reported that the investigating officer in the case has been shunted out because he wanted to conduct a narco-analysis test of the policemen whom he felt were lying. This created such an uproar that the man was transferred.
8th May: More dirt has been dug up on the tainted cop, Vanzara. Apparently he has killed others too. Also, there are allegations that Sheikh was involved in some underworld activity, exhorting money from builders, and these builders asked the cops to finish off Sheikh and allegedly Vanzara was paid for the job. After finding this out I have made certain changes to the main post as well.
24th July 2010: The person linked to the murder of Sohrabudin and his wife Kauserbi has been found. His name is Amit Shah and he is a minister in the Gujarat state government. These are allegations but the SIT probe has found evidence linking this minister to the crime.
(Photo sourced from NDTV)