By TCN News,
Mumbai: The word Hindutva before the notorious gangster may not be surprising as the Mumbai police say Adv Shahid Azmi might have been killed at the order of fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan to avenge another don Chhota Shakeel’s alleged dispatching of shooters last year to kill defence lawyers of BJP’s Varun Gandhi and September 2009 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.
Shahid Azmi (33) was killed by three armed men on Thursday in his Mumbai office. Azmi was defence lawyer for more than 50 Muslim terror suspects in different cases including Mumbai train bombings, Malegaon 2006 blasts and 26/11 terror attacks.
A senior case investigator has been quoted by media as saying: “Azmi was allegedly bumped off to avenge Dawood gang’s operations chief Chhota Shakeel’s dispatching shooters last year to Delhi and Mumbai, respectively, to kill lawyers representing the BJP’s Varun Gandhi and September 2009 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.”
The Delhi Police’s special cell had in July 2009 nabbed seven suspected Chhota Shakeel men who were allegedly tasked to kill lawyers, Mukul Rohatgi and Siddharth Luthra who were representing Varun Gandhi.