Tuesday 15 JuneThe bodies of four alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist - including of 19 year old Mumbai based student Ishrat Jahan Shamim Raza , lie at the site of shootout in Ahmedabad. The Crime Branch of the Gujarat Police claimed to have foiled an alleged plot to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi once again - the fourth of such 'encounters' in the last two years. Significantly, somehow these 'encounters' have coincided with remarkable regularity at just those times when the pressure for the Gujarat CM's removal has been mounted by his opponents. As in almost in all such earlier cases, this time too the alleged potential assassins were shot late at night in a lonely location where there were no witnesses. As always, this time too, they were supposed to have first fired at the police who then, it was claimed, had to shoot them in self-defence. As always, none of the policemen were injured, while all the four 'terrorists' were killed. Significantly, as has been pointed out by many, the car had bullet holes in the back; the victims, on the other hand, had all been shot from the front. The Maharashtra government has ordered a police inquiry to ascertain whether Ishrat had any criminal record. Ishrat's mother, Shamima, has also demanded a CBI inquiry alleging that Gujarat Police had 'pressured' her to state that her daughter knew Javed, one of the suspected terrorists killed. NHRC has already moved in, demanding a full report from Gujarat police within 6 weeks.