Ahmedabad: It seems like there is all decks are being cleared to convict former Gujarat Police DIG, DG Vanzara in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. Two policemen from Kutch, Gujarat were made to appear as a witness in a special CBI court, where the hearing of this controversial case is happening. The gave statements against Vanzara, where they said that police inspector Ashish Pandya, who had killed Tulsi Prajapati, was on leave on the fateful day and it was Vazara who sent them to Pandya's village.

Kanji Jadeja and Meghji Maheshwari, who were deployed in the Border RR Cell in 2006 said that on December 25, 2006, DG Vanzara called them into their office and instructed them to visit Palanpur Special Operation Group's police inspector Ashish Pandya's village Medhpar and bring him as they were unable to contact him on the phone.

The policemen had visited Medhpar but couldn't find Ashish Pandya there, so they informed his family to inform Pandya to get in touch with Vanzara. Incidentally, Tulsiram Prajapati was released from jail on December 25, 2006, and on December 27, 2006, he was killed in a fake encounter. Both Jadeja and Maheshwari have stuck to their word and gave the same statement that they had given to the CID and CBI. Their statement could spell trouble for Vanzara, whose discharge application is still pending with the Mumbai High Court.

Tulsiram Prajapati, a gangster from Rajasthan was killed in custody by Gujarat Police near Banaskantha, in what is largely being believed to be a fake encounter conspired by the then DIG Border Range Vanzara.

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