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Gujarat police face murder charge
Police in the Indian state of Gujarat say they have charged three senior police officers with murdering a Muslim civilian and trying to cover it up.

They say the accused men tried to claim that the dead man was a militant.

The victim, Sohrabuddin Sheikh, was shot dead by anti-terrorism police in the state's commercial capital, Ahmadabad, in November 2005.

At the time, police claimed Mr Sheikh belonged to the banned Kashmiri Lashkar-e-Toiba militant group.

They said that he was plotting to assassinate the state's Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The dead man's brother has now filed a case in the Supreme Court challenging the police version of events.

Last month, the state police admitted before court that Mr Sheikh was killed in a staged gun battle.




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