Mumbai Attack Lawyer Gunned Down In India

February 12, 2010

India (ChattahBox) – One of the lawyers who is representing a suspected attacker in the 2008 Mumbai massacres has been gunned down in what is being called a ‘professional hit’.

Shahid Azmi, a former child terrorist who was convicted but moved on to become a respected lawyer and hero to the Muslim community, was found dead in his home.

He was shot four times in the head and chest by four men that broke into his home.

His attackers got away, and police suspect they were hired as a professional hit.

Azmi was arrested at the age of 15 for plotting to kill a Right Wing Hindu leader in the Hindu-Muslim riots, and spent seven years in prison.

During his time spent he studied and eventually passed his exams, becoming a successful and well respected lawyer.

He was recently representing Fahim Ansari, the man who worked alongside Mohammad Ajmal Kasab in two days of attacks that led to the deaths of 166 people in Mumbai in November ’08.

It is not known if the case had anything to do with his murder, as he has worked on numerous high profile cases, many including terrorism.



3 Responses to “Mumbai Attack Lawyer Gunned Down In India”

  1. momin on February 12th, 2010 4:15 pm

    Terror friendly lawyer no more….SAD NEWS?

  2. olivia on February 12th, 2010 9:29 pm

    Momin – So…if a defense lawyer were to be killed in any other country it isn’t a tragedy because they defended people? I don’t think that means they are ‘crime friendly’, does it? They are doing a job that has to be maintained in order to have a fair society and a court of law. This man pulled himself out of the prison system and created a name for himself. It is a little sad that you cannot see that.

  3. Ali on February 13th, 2010 6:56 am

    Momin, its easy to point finger on an individual who had managed to get out of prision and earned the lawful degree for himself but I guess it will be too difficult for you to address the so called politicians/GOONS (Shivsena chief) about what they have done to the whole country. Stop being a hypocrite and take stand against the GOONs if you think you have the right for freedom of speech. Lets talk about the people who are harmful not to 1 but so many of us then and only then my friend try to judge an individual, which I am sure you are not good at!!!

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