Gujarat ATS release video footage of sharpshooter for ‘transparency’

Gujarat ATS release video footage of sharpshooter for ‘transparency’

Written by Vaibhav Jha
| Ahmedabad |

Revealed: August 22, 2020 12:08:18 am


BJP leader Gordhan Zadafia, Gordhan Zadafia assasination attempt, gujarat ats, gujaqrta ats video, mumbai sharpshooter arrested for assassination attempt,  newsThe accused had allegedly fired one spherical from a 9mm pistol at one of many 4 senior officers of ATS who had gone to apprehend him.

Two days after a Mumbai-based alleged sharpshooter from ‘Chhota Shakeel’ gang was held in an Ahmedabad lodge, thus busting a purported plot to assassinate senior BJP chief Gordhan Zadafia, the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) launched a set of six movies of the lodge’s CCTV footage on Friday starting with the accused “checking in” until the ATS officers enter the lodge.

Irfan alias Kalia Shaikh (24), a resident of Chembur in Mumbai, was held on Wednesday in a joint operation by the Gujarat ATS and Ahmedabad Crime Department from Lodge Vinus on Aid Highway close to Lal Darwaza in outdated metropolis Ahmedabad.

In keeping with ATS officers, Shaikh was given a contract to kill the BJP chief by the Chhota Shakeel gang on the behest of Pakistan’s ISI. The accused had allegedly fired one spherical from a 9mm pistol at one of many 4 senior officers of ATS who had gone to apprehend him.

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In keeping with sources, one other confederate of Shaikh had come from Mumbai to Ahmedabad with him and he’s presently absconding.

A day after Shaikh was held, he examined optimistic for Coronavirus on Thursday and was admitted within the isolation ward of Sola Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad underneath excessive safety. He has not been arrested but or offered earlier than the Justice of the Peace as per the rules of the Gujarat Excessive Court docket amid the pandemic.

On Friday, the CCTV footage launched by ATS confirmed Shaikh coming into and exiting the lodge on numerous events on August 18. The movies additionally present 4 prime cops of ATS and Ahmedabad Crime Department — Himanshu Shukla, deputy inspector common (DIG) ATS; Deepan Bhadran, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Crime Department; Ok Ok Patel, deputy superintendent of police, ATS; and Bhavesh Roziya, DSP ATS — checking with the lodge receptionist simply hours earlier than the operation started.

Chatting with The , a senior official of ATS stated, “There have been questions being raised on the difficulty of his arrest. These movies don’t hurt the investigation and what’s the hurt in holding transparency anyway? These movies will probably be made obtainable in public area anyway as soon as we file the chargesheet in opposition to Shaikh (sic).”

The primary video reveals Shaikh coming into the lodge foyer with a small backpack round 10:18 am on August 18 whereby he’s seen chatting with the receptionist and submitting paperwork for registration. The second video reveals Shaikh exiting the lodge with the backpack round 2:12 pm on the identical date. ATS officers have talked about that Shaikh visited BJP workplace Kamalam in Gandhinagar on August 18 afternoon and allegedly despatched movies of the constructing to his “handler” on Whatsapp round 3:30 pm.

The third video reveals Shaikh coming into the lodge once more round 7:47 pm on August 18 with the backpack and the fourth video reveals him on the lodge reception round 11:49 pm on August 18, sporting a vest and utilizing his cellphone. The officers have instructed that Shaikh was in fixed contact together with his handler on Whatsapp whereby they’ve explicitly talked about the title of Zadafia as goal.

The fifth and sixth movies present 4 ATS officers chatting with the receptionist round 1:58 am on August 19 simply moments earlier than the operation started. The face of the accused and that of all 4 officers are clearly seen within the footage as none of them are sporting masks.

“We have now checked the CCTV footage to tally the model given by the receptionist and lodge employees. Now we’re probing native connection within the case,” stated the official.

Shaikh has been booked underneath IPC 307 for try and homicide, UAPA act and arms act in an FIR lodged at Gujarat ATS police station.

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