MAFIA DON AFZAL GURU SHOT DEAD
By Neel Anil Panicker (EPISODE 34 OF A DANGEROUS LOVE)
“Shootout in Tis Hazari Courts: Dreaded Mafia Don Afzal Guru shot dead; 5 others killed including 2 cops
The nation’s capital today reverberated with the sound of gun fire as Tiz Hazari Courts was witness to one of the bloodiest incidents of violence in a very long time.
After an over hour long encounter during which saw as many as 75 rounds were fired by both sides, the Crime Branch wing of Delhi Police gunned down most feared mafia don Afzal Guru.
Three of his associates including his most trusted lieutenant and right hand man Salim Mirchi were also killed in the hour long encounter that took place during peak time at around two in the afternoon in and around the Central Courtyard. It is said that at the time of the encounter the courts were in recess and the place was the place was teeming with litigants and lawyers.
According to well places sources, the incident occurred when a group of 12 prisoners including Ali, an acolyte of the don were being escorted out of a jail van and taken to the courtrooms for their respective hearings.
Though the exact of sequence of events is yet to reprised, it is learnt from well placed sources that Ali has gone missing post the encounter though the police has not yet officially confirmed it.
‘We are investigating the matter from all angles. As of now we are not ruling out gang rivalry. We believe…”
Inspector Sharma threw aside the morning’s paper even as his face creased into a big smile.
‘Gang rivalry…bull shit. That’s what they write. That’s what you tutor them to write Always. And that’s what the public get to know.’
The super cop lit a cigarette and inhaling deeply, reminisced about the events of the previous afternoon. It had been quite a busy one. One that culminated in the fulfillment of his decade-long objective: the elimination of Afzal Guru; the end of his reign of terror.
The smile broadened. Everything had worked according to plan. The laying of the trap, the lowering of the bait, the lure, and the fall.
Inspector Sharma swatted an imaginary fly from across his face as if he were brushing away all uncomfortable thoughts.
What’s life without some compromises, without a little bit of skullduggery? . You win some; you lose some.
After what seemed an eternity, Inspector Sharma got up from his chair and stepped of his office at the Crime Branch headquarters.
“Bring the jeep. I am going home”
Even the most hardworking of cops need a break.
It was time he surprised his wife; time he took her out for a movie, and then possibly, a quiet dinner at Sagar Ratna.
‘She would love the ambiance there, also their delectable hot piping dosas,’ he mumbled to himself as the vehicle sliced through the evening traffic.
©neelanilpanicker2018 #PART 34 of A DANGEROUS LOVE #FICTION #NOVELLA #461WORDS
To read previous episodes click on the links below:
PART EIGHT https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/neelwritescatsoutofthebagpart8ofdangerouslovefiction08082017/
PART TEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/neelwritesalonelyvigilparttenofadangerouslovefiction35812082017/
PART 27: https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/neelwritesbiggamehuntingpart27ofadangerouslovenovellafictionthreelinetales28102017/
PART 33 https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/27/neelwrites-shootoutattihar-part33ofadangerousaffair-fiction-novella-inmspectorsharmacrimeseries-27-01-2018/