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.