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In jail,Vanzara ‘roars’ with two more books

Suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara,who is lodged at the Sabarmati Central Jail here in connection with the fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and his wife Kausar Bi,has written two more books,which were released in the jail premises by former Director-General of Police S S Khandwawala on Saturday.

Suspended IPS officer D G Vanzara,who is lodged at the Sabarmati Central Jail here in connection with the fake encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and his wife Kausar Bi,has written two more books,which were released in the jail premises by former Director-General of Police (DGP) S S Khandwawala on Saturday.

Several other senior police officers,including Additional Director General of Police S S Trivedi,and Gujarati novelist Jay Vasavada were among those present at the function.

The books,titled Sinh Garjana (roar of lion)-II and Ran Tankar (battle cry),are a collection of poems written by Vanzara,mainly on themes like patriotism,spiritualism and humanity.

Last year,Vanzara had written Sinh Garjana.

Jail authorities said the book flew off the shelf and because of the demand in the market,the former encounter specialist wrote a second one.

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“These two books are collections of 400 poems in Gujarati mainly dealing with patriotism,spiritualism,humanity and teachers,” said Jail Superintendent R J Pargi.

Last year,Vanzara was awarded PG diploma in “Value Education and Spirituality” by the distance education wing of Annamalai University. He was,however,outperformed by Safdar Nagori,the alleged top leader of the banned Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who is also lodged in the same jail.

“In the last five years that he has spent in the jail,Vanzara has penned two books. In fact,jails have always been a nursery of writers. Over the years,Vanzara has turned himself into a preacher,” said Additional Director-General of Police (Prisons) P C Thakur.