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Last Updated: Friday, 23 March 2007, 17:27 GMT
Gujarat admits wrongful killing
Police in India's Gujarat state killed an innocent Muslim man in a staged gun battle, the authorities have admitted.

They then accused him of plotting to assassinate state Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court heard.

A lawyer for the state said senior police officers were involved. "We are prepared to take immediate action."

The innocent man, Sohrabuddin Sheikh, was shot dead by anti-terrorist personnel in the state's largest city, Ahmadabad, in 2005.

Police at the time claimed Mr Sheikh belonged to the banned Kashmiri militant group, Lashkar-e-Toiba, and was plotting the assassination to avenge the death of hundreds of Muslims in riots three years before.






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