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Asian policeman settles racism suit in UK

world Updated: Nov 26, 2008 00:33 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times
Tarique Ghaffur

Britain’s most senior Asian police officer, Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, has settled a planned legal action against the Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Ghaffur has withdrawn claims that Met Commissioner Ian Blair acted in a racist or other discriminatory way towards him.

The Met was not prepared to say how much had been paid to Ghaffur.

The senior officer has signed a gagging clause and will step down from his role at the Metropolitan Police on Thursday, after 34 years of service.

The dispute threatened too turn messy, tarnishing the image and credibility of an institution that is responsible for the national security, Royals and PM and other VIPs, and strategic installations.