Witness in Shahid murder case gets threat: Mumbai police

A day after the prosecution`s key witness in the Shahid Azmi murder case, Inder Singh, received a threat call, police is now keeping a vigil outside his house and has tracked the call to Gujarat.

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2010, 14:49 PM IST

Mumbai: A day after the prosecution`s key witness in the Shahid Azmi murder case, Inder Singh, received a threat call, police is now keeping a vigil outside his house
and has tracked the call to Gujarat.

Singh, who is lawyer Azmi`s peon, is the sole eyewitness who saw three persons enter Azmi`s office posing as clients and shoot him dead on February 11.

The trio--Devendra Jagtap, Pintu Dagle and Hasmukh Solanki--have been arrested by the crime branch of the city police.

On Tuesday night, Singh claimed he received an anonymous call threatening him. The caller allegedly said he was aware of Singh`s whereabouts and would fix him soon.
"Singh has lodged a complaint after which we have stepped up vigil outside his house. The call has been traced to Gujarat," Vijay Bagwe, senior police inspector of Kurla
police station told reporters.

While no police protection has been given to Singh, Azmi`s lawyer brother Khalid had been given police protection, after Azmi`s death.
Azmi (32), who defended acquitted 26/11 terror attack accused Faheem Ansari, was shot dead in his office at suburban Kurla allegedly by the three arrested accused.

Bureau Report