26 October, 2020

The Man Who Would Not Bend

Statement of Vasant Laljibhai Solanki, Gujarat Police Inspector, to the CBI

The Man Who Would Not Bend

“In the first week of November, 2006, she (Ms Geeta Johri, IG) directed me to meet her in her chamber. Accordingly, I went to Gandhinagar. Initially, she had discussed the progress of the enqu­iry with me. After a little while, Ms Geeta Johri had told me that a horrible incident had occurred that day, that the MOS (Home) Shri Amit Shah had called her along with Additional DGP Shri G.C. Raigar and DGP Shri P.C.  Pande at his office and had discussed about the progress of the inquiry.

“She had told me that the MOS (home) was in a very bad mood, and that he had enquired from her about me, that how could a police inspector like me dare to write reports which could land senior officers like Shri D.G. Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandyan, who were responsible for the encounter of Sohrabuddin, into serious trouble.

“Ms Johri had told me that the MOS (Home) had asked her to tear off my enquiry reports, and had also told her that since I was working under her, it was up to her to manage things and ensure that no harm was caused to the senior police...



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