Will discuss Vanzara in Parliament if Khemka also taken up,says BJP

BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said that though state-related matters were not discussed in Parliament,his party was willing to discuss the issue of Gujarat police officer D G Vanzara if the charges levelled by Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka are also taken up

Published: September 6, 2013 3:45 am

New Delhi: BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said that though state-related matters were not discussed in Parliament,his party was willing to discuss the issue of Gujarat police officer D G Vanzara if the charges levelled by Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka are also taken up. He said the ruling party had become silent on discussing allegations made by Vanzara because it felt a discussion on

Khemka would be embarrassing for it,a charge which was dismissed by Congress. “The practice in Parliament has been not to discuss state-related matters. If they want to have a change of it,let there be a consensus on this. Let us discuss every state issue including the issue of Haryana small farmer. That is the stand taken by BJP,” Naidu told reporters outside Parliament.

He said that some people in Parliament just want to raise issues about states when it suits them and oppose discussing state issues when it doesn’t. “That’s why we have taken this stand,if you want to discuss IPS (officer Vanzara),then discuss IAS also – Khemka of Haryana and then move forward. For that,immediately,the other side became silent because they know if the debate goes on….it’ll become embarrassing for the ruling party,” Naidu said.

Prajapati case: Commission writes to CBI,state govt

New Delhi: In the wake of a sting operation in connection with Tulsiram Prajapati killing in Gujarat,National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked CBI to probe whether the ongoing investigation and judicial process in the case had been manipulated. The commission also decided to probe the matter and issued notices to Gujarat Chief Secretary and Director General of Police,seeking details in the matter immediately,failing which it would summon them. Attaching a CD of the sting operation,the commission has written a letter to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha,saying a report in the matter should be furnished urgently to the SC in “view of the revelations in the enclosed CD”. The panel,which got into the issue on the ground that the deceased belonged to OBC category,said it has taken “serious cognizance” of the case.

PIL in SC seeks to secure Vanzara’s confession

New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking its direction to CBI to get take steps for securing suspended Gujarat police officer D G Vanzara’s “confession” after his allegation against the Modi government. The petition,filed by two advocates,alleged the content of the letter written by the IPS officer “clearly goes on to show in great detail the manner in which an encounter is carried out by state government”. “Direct CBI to take steps for securing the confession of Vanzara before a judicial officer as per the provisions of CrPC and Indian Evidence Act so that the confession is legally admissible,” the petition said.

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