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Delhi Police arrests Chhota Shakeel aide Shahbaz Ansari

Delhi Police’s Special Cell Has Arrested An Associate Of Chhota Shakeel’s Aide Who Was Nabbed A Few Days Ago For Allegedly Planning To Kill Pakistan-born Canadian Writer Tarek Fatah.

PTI | Updated on: 16 Jun 2017, 05:16:56 PM
Delhi Police arrests Chhota Shakeel aide Shahbaz Ansari

New Delhi:

Delhi Police’s Special Cell has arrested an associate of Chhota Shakeel’s aide who was nabbed a few days ago for allegedly planning to kill Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah.

PS Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), said Shahbaz Ansari was arrested around 8 pm on Thursday from Pushta Road, Rani Garden, near the Geeta Colony bus stand in east Delhi.

The police also seized a .315 calibre pistol and two live cartridges from him.Ansari was in the past arrested in two cases, including on the charge of murder, in New Delhi, said the officer.

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Junaid Chaudhary (21), the alleged aide of Chhota Shakeel, was nabbed on the intervening night of June 7 and 8 from Wazirabad road in northeast Delhi.

He was planning to target Fatah, known for his controversial remarks.

Chaudhary had also roped in a few men to carry out the plan to kill the writer and Ansari was one of them. 

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First Published : 16 Jun 2017, 05:11:00 PM