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7/11 defence lawyer gets death threat

October 19, 2006 12:52 IST
Last Updated: October 19, 2006 13:15 IST

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Shahid Azmi, the defence lawyer representing accused in July 11 serial blasts and others held in terrorist cases under Special Acts, has received a death threat from the Ravi Pujari gang, asking him to give up defending his clients.

Shahid filed a complaint with Kurla police station on October 17, saying that a person claiming to be from Ravi Pujari gang, had called him on telephone 7:14 pm and told him that his movements were being monitored round-the-clock and that he would be killed either at his office, home in Kurla or in his chamber at Fort.

Shahid said that the caller also told him that the person hired for the job had already visited his residence.

The lawyer said soon after the call ended, he checked up his residence and found that someone had indeed visited his home asking for him.

Police has so far not provided protection to Shahid but the lawyer said he was expecting police security. A top police official said "We are looking into the complaint and shall decide on Shahid's security after probing the matter".

On July 4 2005, gangster Ravi Pujari had attacked defence lawyer Majeed Memon after issuing similar threats to him.

Two armed gangsters shot at Memon, when he was leaving for the courts in his car. However, Memon escaped unhurt and police provided him with security later.

The same gangster has now threatened Shahid to give up defending the accused held in cases under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act and other Special Acts.

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Sub: 7/11 defence lawyer threatened

If Ravi Pujari or anybody keeps calling up advocates to stop them from defending, soon Ravi Pujari will have to keep the directory of advocates ...

Posted by Susheel Sukhraj

Sub: Threat to Defence Lawyer.

This is pity in India that tererrists get a lawyer, If gangsters are giving threats to them then they should be called as petriots for ...

Posted by Shrini


DONT DISCLOSE!This is really pathetic and we should ensure that the Defence Lawyer should be given Z- Category protection at the earliest.May be,you can remove ...

Posted by sreenath upadhyaya

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At last our gangsters have woken up to the threat of terriorists to the nation!! wow this calls for a celebration and getting the gangsters ...

Posted by ashish



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