26/11 accused Fahim Ansari’s lawyer Shahid Azmi shot dead
26/11 accused Fahim Ansari’s lawyer Shahid Azmi was Thursday shot dead at his office in suburban Kurla, police said.
Four assailants barged into his office in Taxi Men colony in Kurla and shot two bullets into him at point blank range.
He was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar where he was declared dead, they said.
The assailants fled from the scene after the incident, police said.
Shahid, who was nephew of Samajwadi Party leader and Govandi MLA Abu Asim Azmi, had also appeared as defence counsel for the accused in 11th July Mumbai local train blasts.
Azmi had received threats earlier and was even attacked with sharp weapons outside his office following which he was hospitalised for some days.
The assailants entered his office posing as clients and shot him at close range, fatally injuring the lawyer.