Indians 'killed in staged clash'

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    Indians 'killed in staged clash'

    Police say the victims were involved in a plot to kill Gujarat's chief minister.
    A female student and three others were killed by police in a "staged" encounter in the Indian state of Gujarat, a judicial probe has found.

    Ishrat Jahan Raza was one of four people shot dead by Gujarat police in 2004 on suspicion of being part of a banned Pakistani-based militant group.

    Relatives maintained the victims were killed by police in a staged clash, commonly known as "fake encounters".

    Police in Gujarat have denied the allegation.

    They say the victims were members of the banned Pakistani-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    But a judicial probe into the incident has named a senior Gujarat police officer, among others, in connection with the "cold-blooded murder" of the 19-year-old student and three others.

    The probe by judge SP Tamag said that police had "kidnapped" the student and three others in the city of Mumbai (Bombay).

    They were then taken to Ahmedabad, Gujarat's capital city, and killed in "police custody", the probe said.

    'Plot'

    Ms Raza's mother said she was happy that her daughter's "innocence had been proved".

    "This is the first step towards towards justice. We want to remove the stain that my daughter has been branded a terrorist," Shamima Kausar said.

    The four were killed in "police custody", the probe said. But the police claimed that they were killed in an "encounter" in Ahmedabad

    Human rights groups have repeatedly expressed concerns about so-called "fake encounters" whereby security forces are accused of unprovoked killings in staged clashes.

    Police say that Ms Raza and the others who were killed were involved in a plot to kill the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.

    The Gujarat high court has appointed a committee of three senior policemen for a fresh investigation into the killings and asked it to submit its report by the end of November.

    The four were driving near the airport of Gujarat's main city, Ahmedabad, when they were intercepted.

    Later police in Mumbai said Ms Raza had no criminal background and had never been involved in any terrorist activity, as claimed by the police in Gujarat.

    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Indians 'killed in staged clash'
     
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    from some source it seems that the police have encountered to get promotion or reward,lets see fake or real as gujarat govenment is going to file case against this
     
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    BJP defends Guj CM in Ishrat Jahan case--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) BJP today defended Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Ishrat Jahan encounter controversy, saying he cannot be held responsible for everything that happens in the state.

    "Why should Modi take a call?....Do you think anything that happens in any state, the chief minister is responsible? If anything happens in the national capital, is the Prime Minister responsible?" senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said in reply to a question on whether Modi should be held accountable for the Ishrat Jahan encounter.

    Naidu accused the media of suffering from "Modi-mania".

    "How is the chief minister concerned with this (Ishrat Jahan case)? Let law take its own course," he said.

    The S P Tamang report had yesterday alleged that Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed by police in a fake encounter in 2004, terming them as terrorists. The Gujarat government rejected the report today.
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    Be it any one who were are responsible in fake encounters should be punished .. those who are innocent , justice should be done for them .
     
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    Ishrat encounter was not fake: Gujarat govt
    IANS 8 September 2009, 02:45pm IST
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    AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government on Tuesday said it would challenge the report of a metropolitan magistrate that the 2004 gunbattle that killed Mumbai collegian Ishrat Jahan and three of her friends was faked by police officials who shot them in cold blood.

    A day after the report by Ahmedabad metropolitan magistrate S P Tamang, state government spokesperson and cabinet minister Jay Narayan Vyas told reporters that the inquiry report was "bad in law and so the state government will challenge it".

    He said this was because the sections of the criminal procedure code used in the inquiry were not tenable with the case.

    Vyas wondered how could the magistrate proceed with an inquiry in the case when there was already a high-level police investigation ordered by the Gujarat High Court on the very day -- Aug 13, 2009, -- that had been given time till Nov 30 this year.

    On June 15, 2004, Ishrat from Mumbra in Thane district and three of her friends, Javed Ghulam Sheikh alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, Amjad Ali alias Rajkumar Akbar Ali Rana and Jisan Johar Abdul Gani, were gunned down by Ahmedabad Police's Crime Branch (Detection) on the outskirts of the city.

    Police claimed that the four were members of a Lashkar-e-Toiba module and were on a mission to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

    The metropolitan magistrate's inquiry report says there was no gunbattle between the four youngsters and the police. The report, released to the media by lawyer Mukul Sinha, says the four people were kidnapped from Mumbai June 12, 2004, and killed in cold blood two days later.

    Ishrat encounter was not fake: Gujarat govt - India - NEWS - The Times of India
     

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