Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested another aide of gangster Chhota Shakeel from east Delhi’s Geeta Colony on Thursday evening. The arrest comes days after police nabbed Junaid Chaudhary (21) — also a close associate of Shakeel.
Confirming the arrest, police said the accused, Shahbaj Ansari (27), was also in touch with Chaudhary. The two were planning to murder Canadian writer Tarek Fatah. A police officer told The Indian Express that a country-made pistol of .315 calibre along with two live cartridges were recovered from his possession.
Sources said besides Fatah, Shakeel’s rival, Chhota Rajan, was also on Ansari and Chaudhary’s hit-list.The duo had already received over Rs 2 lakh through hawala transactions and other mediums for the job, sources said.