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Witness in Azmi’s murder case gets threat calls

Kurla police on Thursday lodged a complaint against an unknown caller for allegedly threatening Inder Singh Kirti Singh, witness in advocate Shahid Azmi’s murder case. HT Correspondent reports.

mumbai Updated: Jun 11, 2010 02:05 IST
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Kurla police on Thursday lodged a complaint against an unknown caller for allegedly threatening Inder Singh Kirti Singh, witness in advocate Shahid Azmi’s murder case.

Singh, who was Azmi’s office boy, had clearly seen Azmi’s killers. Singh, first got the call on Tuesday, said the police.

The caller reportedly threatened Singh saying, “I know where you and your family members stay. What do you think of yourself?” The police said that after Singh got another call, he approached Azmi’s brother Khalid, who then asked him to lodge a complaint with the police. “We are recording Singh’s statement,” said Vijay Bagwe, senior police inspector of Kurla police station.

Police said that Singh, is still works for Azmi’s family.

Azmi, the defence lawyer for 26/11 accused Faheem Ansari, was shot dead by three men at his office at the Taximen’s Colony in Kurla (W) on Febraury 10.

Singh in his statement to the police had reportedly told that on the day of the incident, three men approached him at the office, asking for Azmi. When he said that Azmi is not in the office, the trio waited for over 15 minutes near the office.

When Azmi returned , Singh informed him about the men. Azmi then asked Singh to send the trio inside his cabin. Its then that two among them fired at him (Azmi). The accused even threatened Singh.

First Published: Jun 11, 2010 02:02 IST