How DG Vanzara, IPS, IGP (Suspended) must wish that he had chosen to wear green khakis instead of brown ones. How he must wish that he was fighting the ISI's evil designs not in Gujarat but in Jammu and Kashmir or Manipur, protected by the blanket cover of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). In another reality, the trigger happy Vanzara would have had a chest overflowing with medals, sitting in a plush assignment; certainly not languishing in prison without even the prospect of bail. But Vanzara chose the life of an 'encounter specialist'. Much like spies, encounter cops operate in the twilight zone between what is legal and what is illegal. Vanzara is probably right when he says that he (and his men) was only carrying out the conscious policy of the state.
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