Former gangster Abdul Wahab suffers heart attack in Jeddah

Wahab is suffering from a virus, possibly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that causes cough and chest pain.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 23, 2014 5:47 pm

“Former gangster” Abdul Wahab who was a close aide of slain gangster Abdul Latif and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim suffered a heart attack in Jeddah where he has been put on ventilation. He was on a pilgrimage for Umrah at Muslim’s holy place Mecca.

His family members in Ahmedabad said that Wahab is suffering from a virus, possibly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that causes cough and chest pain. They said that on Sunday morning he suffered a minor heart attack due to breathlessness. There are a number of travellers who have suffered from this deadly virus.

“He was supposed to come back on Tuesday. But on Sunday early morning he was admitted to a hospital in Jeddah. He is suffering from a virus (possiblly MERS). We have been informed that his condition is not good as he has been put on ventilation,” said Raffique, Wahab’s brother.

Wahab was part of the gang of Abdul Latif in Ahmedabad. Latif was killed in a police encounter after Sagir Ahmed murder case in 1997. Wahab who is facing more than 30 cases against him including murder, attempt to murder among others was arrested in 2010 and was later released on bail.

Last year, he was released from the jail after a court found no evidence against him in another shooting case against another alleged gangster Nazir Vora.

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