With startling media revelations, one after another, of the deep hand of Hindutva in fake encounters, terror blasts and communal riots across the country and arrest of Gujarat’s Minister of State for Home Amit Shah and earlier arrests of Saffron leaders, the first thing that comes to the mind is a part of the verse 8:30 of the Holy Quran; wa yamkuroona wa yamkuru Allah, wallahu khairul makireen (they schemed and Allah did also scheme; Allah is the best of those who scheme). A cursory glance on their efforts to bury the evidence of their commissions and omissions shows that they left no stone unturned to perpetuate their power even by foul means, by killing the undeserved and covering the blood on the hands and tunics with the valour of tongue they practise and wand of power they wield. This has been their scheme but what Allah, the Master and Sustainer of the universe, has schemed is unfolding day after day and expected to unfold more and more in the days to come. There are clear indications that the arrest of Amit Shah is likely to follow the arrest of his own mentor Narendra Modi and former Home Minister of Rajasthan Gulab Chand Kataria for their culpable hands in the staged shootout of the alleged gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausarbi and his associate Tulsi Prajapati. Their anti-national activities have proved to be an albatross around the neck of Hindutva.
That the CBI had to seek orders of the Supreme Court for transfer of the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case from Gujarat to ensure fair trial shows how difficult the premier investigating agency finds it to do its job in the State better known as ‘the laboratory of Hindutva’. If the CBI prayer is granted, this would not be the first case that has been shifted from Gujarat for the sake of fair trial; earlier also many cases related to the Gujarat 2002 were transferred outside Gujarat.
Various developments related to encounter killings brought to light by the investigating agency, including the transfer of IPS officer D.G. Vanzara from one place to another to ensure the killing of the alleged gangster, killing of Tulsi Prajapati at a time when CID wanted to grill him inside the prison, and above all the wide extortion racket run by Amit Shah with the help of his confidant police officers, have brought the real face of these Hindutva goons before the nation and the world at large.
Probed into the blasts at Makkah Masjid, Ajmer Dargah and Malegaon are also going on. The probe into Samjhauta Express blasts was scuttled but now it has been handed over the National Investigating Agency (NIA). Whether probes into such cases of extraordinary significance are entrusted to CBI or NIA, the executive as well as judiciary has to monitor them closely to ensure that these probes reach their logical conclusions, and the guilty are punished.