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Muslim Defence Lawyer Shot Dead in Mumbai

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Mumbai 7/11 defence lawyer Shahid Azmi

Mumbai 7/11 defence lawyer Shahid Azmi

NEW DELHI: According to Two Circle News (TCN News), Advocate Shahid Azmi, who was defence lawyer for about 50 Muslim youths languishing in jails in terror cases, was shot dead on February 11 by unknown people in his chamber  in  Mumbai. Five people pretending as clients entered in his office and fired five rounds at Advocate Azmi from point blank range. He was rushed to hospital but declared dead at arrival.

Shahid Azmi , 32, was the defence counsel on behalf of Jamiatul Ulema Maharashtra for more than 50 Muslim terror suspects languishing in jails in connection with Malegaon blasts and train bombings.

His close acquaintance Dr Tasleem Rahmani, president, Muslim Political Council of India told TCN that Azmi was just 16 when he was arrested in a TADA case but he was later acquitted by the court. “He was a brave, humble, intelligent and efficient lawyer who charged minimum from the innocent victims,” added Dr Rahmani.

Who could be behind the killing? “Those who have conspired for putting hundreds of innocent Muslim youth in terror cases, could be behind his murder,” said Dr Rahmani.

Malegaon-based Ummid.com says: Shahid Azmi came to the limelight after he began handling the 7/11 Mumbai blast case and other terror related cases in which Muslim youths were detained. His petition filed on behalf of Jamiatul Ulema challenging the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) is pending for judgment in Supreme Court.

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