Delhi Police has arrested two alleged close aides of Abu Salem and Chota Shakeel from Delhi. According to the police, one accused identified as Shahbaz Ansari was in Delhi to assist another accused arrested recently. Both were planning to kill Tarek Fatah, Pakistan-born Canadian writer.
Accused Ansari was assisting Junaid Chaudhary (21), the alleged aide of Chhota Shakeel who was nabbed on the intervening night of June 7 from Wazirabad road in northeast Delhi. He was planning to target Fatah. Ansari was arrested around 8:30 pm Rani Garden area in east Delhi. The police also seized a pistol and two live cartridges from him. Ansari, in the past, was arrested in two cases, including on the charge of murder, said the officer.
Second gangster has been arrested by East district police, identified as Jaan Usman Khan alias Reenu who used to work for Abu Salem and was wanted in various cases of murder, extortion etc. Khan, who allegedly shot his wife in Janakpuri on June 3, had previously been arrested by Mumbai Police on charges of firing at actress Raveena Tandon's husband Anil Thadani. He is an aide of gangster Abu Salem, who is currently lodged in Taloja Central Jail in Raigad.