Ahmedabad: Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national executive member Prashant Bhushan slammed the Gujarat government for allegedly shielding absconding senior IPS officer P.P. Pandey who was named as an accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case by CBI.
"Gujarat's Additional Director General of Police, the state's second senior-most police official, is absconding for four months in a fake encounter case and the state government has not initiated any disciplinary action against him," Bhushan said.
"A local court has issued non-bailable warrant against Pandey and still the state government is unable to trace him because the state offers him protection," Bhushan charged.
AAP lambasts Modi government for shielding top cop PP Pandey
Lampooning the state police, he said, "Gujarat police is so efficient that they can smell the air and generate inputs that terrorists are coming to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi."
Referring to Maya Kodnani, Babu Bokhiria and Amit Shah, Bhushan said many ministers in Modi-led government were convicted, while some were still facing murder charges.
Shah, recently appointed as BJP national general secretary, is facing murder charges in Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati encounter cases, while Kodnani got life sentence in the 2002 Naroda-Patiya riot case.
"On top of all this, Modi tours the entire country and says Gujarat government is the most efficient government," said Bhushan, who was here for a party event.