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Lawyer for 26/11 accused shot dead
Mumbai, FEB 11 (AGENCIES)
Published on 12 Feb. 2010 12:19 AM IST
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Shahid Azmi, the lawyer for Faheem Ansari, accused of helping the Lashkar-e-Taiba in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, has been killed. Four assailants barged into his office in Taxi Men colony in Kurla and shot two bullets into him at point blank range, the police said. He was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar where he was declared dead. The assailants fled from the scene after the incident. In the past, he has represented those accused in the Ghatkopar and Mulund blasts. The police confirmed that the Chhota Shakeel gang had tried to kill him a few years ago. Ansari was arrested in Uttar Pradesh in February, 2008. Maps marked with important buildings in Mumbai were found with him. He was brought from a UP jail to Mumbai in December that year, after the 26/11 attacks.

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