Nagpur: Delivering judgement in bizarre Subhash Shahu murder case, the District and Sessions Court on Wednesday convicted the main accused gangster-turned-Bollywood wannabe Nadeem Sheikh alias Lucky Khan. The court has, however, acquitted another accused Gamchu Lambat for want of sufficient evidence.
The murder of alleged bookie-cum-police informer Subhash Shahu took place September 28, 2011.
It may be recalled here that Subhash Shahu, who was said to be a religious minded man, was eliminated in a curious manner. He was murdered by offering him a poison-laced holy water by a contract (supari) killer in the garb of a monk at Navi Shukrawari area. Chemical analysis conducted at Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) on the samples and viscera of the deceased proved that a cyanide-based poison was present in his stomach. Subsequent to revelation, the case was reopened and handed over to city Crime Branch. The Crime Branch arrested Mahesh alias Gamchu Namdeo Lambat aged 45 years and a resident of Labhantanda, Old Shukrawari on March 30, 2016 for his role in the murder. The family members and relatives of the deceased told police that Lambat was close aide of Shahu and had all information about his (Shahu’s) undisclosed properties. Lambat had, in connivance with Lucky Khan hatched a plan to grab Shahu’s property. After interrogating Lambat, Crime Branch team under the supervision of the then DCP (Detection) Ranjan Kumar Sharma picked up Lucky Khan.
Police said Lucky, who has several offences registered against him, had been roped in to kill Shahu. He had shifted to Mumbai some time back, from where he was nabbed by the cops. Khan’s name had surfaced in connection with several serious offences, including one in which he was co-accused with gangster Santosh Ambekar.
Details of hearing in the court are awaited.