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Television anchor Rajdeep Sardesai and others were acquitted by a Hyderabad court in November last year after issuing an unconditional apology for false reporting on Sohrabuddin's alleged encounter killing case.
In May 2007, Sardesai, then Editor-in-Chief of CNN-IBN, had run a program on the Sohrabuddin case titled ’30 Minutes - Sohrabuddin, The Inside Story’.
In the program, the channel claimed that IPS officer Rajiv Trivedi, who was then part of the Hyderabad Special Investigation Team probing the Sohrabuddin case, had provided cars with fake number plates to transport Sohrabuddin and his wife Kausar Bi to Ahmedabad, where they were killed in an encounter.
The following was stated in the program: