D G Vanzara walks free; says ‘Acche Din’ are back for Gujarat cops


Ahmedabad: Controversial Gujarat Police officer D G Vanzara, an accused in Ishrat Jahan and Sohrabuddin encounter cases, today walked out of Sabarmati Central Jail here on bail after spending seven and half years in prison and was accorded a hero’s welcome with well-wishers garlanding him and bursting crackers.

After coming out of jail, a relieved Vanzara said, “Surely, Acche Din (Good days) have returned for me and other Gujarat Police officers” and attributed “extra legal political reasons” behind his stay in the jail.

He also claimed that cases against Gujarat Police officers were fake and not encounters.

When the ex-IPS officer stepped out today, he was received by hundreds of members of his community, his family members and All India anti-terrorist front crusader Maninderjeet Singh Bitta.