Encounter deaths in Gujarat

Getting away with murder

Print edition : November 25, 2016

October 30, 2010: Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah waves to his supporters after his release from Ahmedabad Central Jail. He was released after the Gujarat High Court granted him bail in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Photo: PTI

APRIL 25, 2007: Gujarat Deputy Inspector General of Police (Border Range) D.G. Vanzara comes out of a court in Ahmedabad after the hearing on the 2005 Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. Photo: PTI

Gujarat’s notoriety for encounter deaths is traced to the period following the 2002 pogrom. Between 2002 and 2006, the police-politician nexus and extrajudicial killings assumed blatant proportions in the State.
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