A 42-YEAR-OLD undertrial was attacked with a blade at the Mumbai sessions court on Thursday. Salim Jamadar, an undertrial in a 2014 murder case in the jurisdiction of Wadala police station, had been brought to the court Thursday morning for a hearing.
Eyewitnesses said that he was attacked outside courtroom number 29 in the old wing of the sessions court. “He was attacked with a blade on his right forehead. He began bleeding and was rushed to St George Hospital,” said a police official who was present on the spot.
Jamadar’s family members said he was brought from Arthur road jail to the court. “He was brought to the court along with his co-accused but had gone ahead into the courtroom to meet his lawyer when he was attacked. He has no enmity with anyone. We do not know why he was attacked,” said a family member. The police nabbed the attacker, Zameer Ismail Shaikh. Shaikh, a accused in a separate murder trial, was also at the court for his hearing.
An official from Colaba police station said the attack could have resulted from an enmity between the two at Arthur road jail. The official said Shaikh in his defence has claimed that it was Jamadar who brought the blade and was going to attack him. Jamadar’s condition is stable, he added.