M.R. Gopinathan Pillai died when the car he was travelling in collided with a lorry.
"We are leaving nothing to chance and all aspects of the accident are being thoroughly probed," said an officer, who did not wish to be identified.
Pillai was the father of Javed Ghulam Shaikh, alias Pranesh Kumar Pillai, who was one of the three others killed by the Gujarat Police along with Ishrat Jahan on the outskirts of Ahmadabad in June 2004.
"It's too early at this moment to come to any sort of conclusion on the accident. An FIR has been registered and the probe has begun," the officer said.
Pillai then reacted that he was a much relieved man because no one would call him the father of a terrorist -- as the Gujarat Police had dubbed his son.
Shaikh had converted to Islam to marry a Muslim woman.
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