March 9, 2016 12:18:13 pm
Khalid Azmi, the brother of slain advocate Shahid Azmi, was threatened of being killed like his brother late on Tuesday night just outside the Kurla police station.
Shahid, known for defending those accused in terror cases, was shot dead outside his office in Kurla in February 2010.
According to Khalid, he was called to the Kurla police station on Tuesday night by an acquaintance to the Azmis to opine regarding charges being framed against the acquaintance in a road accident case that took place earlier on Tuesday night.
“Before entering the police station at 10.45 pm, there was no one waiting outside the police premises. However, when I walked out with my junior, Mohammed Ahmed, three middle aged men approached me and threatened to kill like how my brother was killed and they ran away towards the station,” Khalid said.
“Jiss tarah tere bhai ko mara tha aur woh kuch nahi kar saka ussi tarah tere ko bhi marenge,” Khalid claims the men said. He described the men to be between the age of 35 and 45 years, one of them was relatively dark and built.
The incident is believed to have taken place on the street outside the Kurla police station on CST Road in Kurla (West) about 20 meters from the police station’s main entry. Khalid claims that the street had several passersby and even adjacent society members quarrelling.
“The police did not ask me specifics of the way the men looked. But I suspect they were locals since they knew I was going to the police for a private matter this late. I did not recognise their faces but I did not see any weapon on them,” Khalid said.
Kurla police has confirmed that a non cognizable complaint has been registered in the matter with section of criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code included. “There are no CCTV cameras to have recorded the threat, we are further verifying the complaint,” the officer attached with the Kurla police said.
Khalid claims this is the first such threat he has received and does not suspect anyone yet for the threats.
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