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Ishrat fake encounter case: CBI opposes Vanzara’s bail plea

CBI on Wednesday opposed bail application moved by suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, saying he may tamper with evidence as he is ‘politically well-connected’.

‘The accused (D G Vanzara) being a highly influential and politically well-connected person, there is every chance that he may tamper with the evidence,’ said the reply filed by Investigating Officer (IO) P N Bose before the special CBI court Judge Geeta Gopi here.

The court has posted the matter for further hearing on March 29. Bose said Vanzara’s release on bail could ‘jeopardise’ the judicial process as he may ‘influence’ witnesses.

‘D G Vanzara had played a prominent role in the murder of victims Zeeshan Johar, Amjad Ali, Javed Sheikh and Ishrat Zahan,’ Bose said in the reply.

On his alleged role in confinement of the victims before the encounter, the CBI said, ‘Vanzara had performed guard duty on Amjad Ali at Arham farm which he, along with other co-accused, visited the place and interrogated them.’
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