Mumbai Terrorist Defense Lawyer Shot Dead


A lawyer for one of three men accused of involvement in the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008 has been shot dead, Indian police say.

Shahid Azmi was gunned down by unknown attackers in his office near Mumbai.

Mr Azmi represented Fahim Ansari, who – along with Sabahuddin Ahmed – is accused of aiding the gunmen who attacked Mumbai, killing 165 people.

Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, alleged to be the sole surviving attacker, is currently on trial in the city.

Fahim Ansari was arrested in 2008 allegedly carrying maps with details of Mumbai landmarks.

He and Sabahuddin Ahmed are suspected of scouting for those who attacked the city in November 2008.

The attacks left 174 people dead, including nine gunmen, and strained ties between India and Pakistan.

(Source: BBC)