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Vanzara,the author

Several other senior police officers,including Additional DGP S S Trivedi,and Gujarati novelist Jay Vasavada were present at the function.

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

Several other senior police officers,including Additional DGP S S Trivedi,and Gujarati novelist Jay Vasavada were present at the function.

The books,Sinh Garjana (Roar of Lion)-II and Ran Tankar (Battle Cry),are collections of Vanzara’s poems.

Last year,Vanzara had written Sinh Garjana. Jail authorities said because of the demand in the market,he wrote a second one. “These two books are collections of 400 poems in Gujarati dealing with patriotism,spiritualism,humanity and teachers,” said Jail Superintendent R J Pargi.

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

“In the last five years 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 DGP P C Thakur.

Minorities panel summons cops

Following a complaint by one of the 2002 riot victims,the National Commission for Minorities has summoned former DGP of Gujarat R B Sreekumar,suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt,DIG Rahul Sharma and four other police officers on March 12.

Sources said the commission had received a complaint from Malek Niyazbibib Bannumiyan,a resident of Ognaz village in Ahmedabd district,who alleged that the evidence was being tampered with.

The commission is also looking for information related to the meeting at Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in Gandhinagar on February 27,2002,where he is alleged to have directed top officials to let Hindus vent their anger,as was claimed by Bhatt.