A group calling itself the "Revolutionary Organisation of Socialist Moslems" has claimed responsibility for the murder of Britain's Deputy High Commissioner in Bombay.
1. GVs EXTERIOR Street scenes of shooting location (2 shots) 0.09
2. GV Hospital where diplomat was taken 0.13
3. SVs & CUs Car in which diplomat was shot; bullet hole in window frame; bloodstains on seats (3 shots) 0.31
4. GV ZOOM INTO SV Deputy High Commission offices where diplomat worked 0.39
5. SV Acting Deputy High Commissioner Roy Carter speaking (SOT) 1.02
6. GV & SV England cricketers practising the day after they were dead diplomat's guests (2 shots) 1.07
7. SV Team tour spokesman, Tony Brown speaking (SOT) 1.25
8. GV Cricketers practising 1.29
CARTER: (SEQUENCE FIVE): "There is certainly no reason that I can put my finger on at the moment (indistinct). This is sadly not a unique event. It has happened before to other people in the Foreign Service, and in other places, but I couldn't at the moment point in any one direction and say this is the cause or this is the reason."
BROWN: (SEQUENCE SEVEN): "Well they were...very, very shocked indeed. It became a personal matter really. We had a lovely party. It was the first party that Mr and Mrs Norris had in their residence and we were pleased to be the first people there and it really was an awful shock."
REPORTER: "What's now the plan for the tour?"
BROWN: "Well we're continuing. I mean we are here practising, preparing for the Test match tomorrow. We've talked with the diplomatic people and they feel we should continue. The Indian Cricket Board and I think the Indian Government and the Police authorities ...unless we hear anything to the contrary from them, we will continue with the cricket tour."
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Background: BOMBAY, INDIA
A group calling itself the "Revolutionary Organisation of Socialist Moslems" has claimed responsibility for the murder of Britain's Deputy High Commissioner in Bombay. Mr Percy Norris was shot dead as he was being driver to his office on November 27. In a telephone call to an international news agency in London a man speaking in Arabic said the Revolutionary Organisation of Socialist Moslems had warned British authorities in previous statements to "stop their aggressive interventions and their detention and torture of fighters". The caller said that since there had been no response, the organisation had carried out a death sentence on Mr Norris. The same group claimed responsibility for shooting dead the British Council representative in Athens, Kenneth Whitty, in March this year. Commenting on Mr Norris's assassination the Acting Deputy High Commissioner Roy Carter observed that sadly it was not a unique event. Tight security was enforced around British offices in India after the killing and police guarded the Bombay hotel of England's touring cricket team. The team who had spent the previous evening as the guests of the Norris family were described by their spokesman, Tony Brown, as being shocked by the murder but prepared to continue with the tour.
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