In India, you can't believe a police statement. The police is the salve of the ruling class, and always acts on its behalf. So when the Andhra police rufuted the popular charge ( to which Swami Agnivesh and even Mamata Banerjee subscribed)that Maoist leader Azad was killed by the police, we didn't give it a damn, and stuck to our initial perception. Now the
post-mortem report reveals that the police shot him from a distance less that 7.5 cm or less.