Police informer moves affidavit before HC against Pathan

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Mumbai, Oct 18 (UNI) A police informer today moved an affidavit before the Bombay High Court stating that underworld fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim's brother-in-law, Zanzeb Khan alias Guddu Pathan, had allegedly threatened him in the high court's premises.

The informer alleged that he was threatened while Pathan's anticipatory bail plea was being heard last time in his involvement in an assault on the informer at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai.

While making an affidavit, informer Danish Patel told Justice D B Bhosle that on the last ocassion while court was hearing the plea, the accused and his associates, who were present in the court room, had threatended him outside the room of dire consequences. He has lodged a complaint in this regard with the Azad Maidan police station.

The court was also told that the accused should not be granted bail as his release will again create problems and will be a threat to the complainant and the witness.

Advocate Abad Poonda, appearing on behalf of Pathan, denied the allegation and sought time to file a reply following which the court adjourned the plea till October 27.

On September 12, Sewree Sessions court had rejected Pathan's plea on the grounds that prima facie material was available against him and was not a case fit for bail.

According to the prosecution, on August four, four assailants, allegedly including Pathan, had stabbed Patel and his friend Machchiwala with knives, while they were passing through Senapati Bapat Marg in central Mumbai, believing that Pathan had informed police about their activities.

While Patel sustained injuries, Machchhiwala is currently fighting for his life in goverment-run King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Patel had played a vital role in solving a corruption case involving crime branch officers, Dawood's sister Haseena Parker and two builders.

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