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The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by the Gujarat government challenging the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killings of Ishrat Jahan and three others’ in a suspected fake shootout by the state police.

The Gujarat government had moved the Supreme Court challenging the state high court order to set up SIT to probe the killings.

The appeal was dismissed by an apex court bench of Justice B. Sudarshan Reddy and Justice S.S. Nijjer.

Ishrat Jahan, a college student from Mumbai, was allegedly gunned down by Gujarat police in Ahmedabad June 15, 2004. The state police claimed she was linked with a terror outfit.

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