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Pandya murder: Witness identifies Asghar Ali as 'killer'

May 06, 2003 00:10 IST

The crucial eyewitness in former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya's murder case on Monday identified Mohammed Asghar Ali as the 'killer' during the identification parade conducted in camera in Ahmedabad, police sources said.

Sources said the Hyderabad-based sharpshooter Ali was identified 'without any hesitation' by the witness, a stall vendor from Law Garden whose identity was not revealed, in spite of being presented clean shaven and amid five other decoys by Central Bureau of Investigation officials.

Prosecution witnesses were also present during the identification parade that was conducted in presence of Executive Magistrate A A Sayed, they said.

The witness has stated that he saw the 'killer' approach Pandya in his parked car at the Law Garden gate and after a while walked briskly towards an awaiting motorcycle.

Ali was produced for the parade before the court proceedings began amid heavy police security.


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