Former Daman city councilman shot dead

SURAT: The former city councilor, aka Memon, was shot dead by unidentified assailants while in his car showroom in the Daman area on Monday night. The attackers who arrived on motorcycles fired multiple rounds and escaped.

Memon was inside his showroom when about six attackers arrived at the place on motorcycles. They entered the showroom and fired multiple rounds at the victim. They escaped in minutes. Memon was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead during treatment.

Memon was arrested by police for alleged extortion of Rs 32 crore from a businessman. Memon had lent Rs 2.30 million to the businessman and, while recovering the loan amount, he began to extort money from the plaintiff. Previously, Memon was elected as Councilor of Congress in the municipality of Daman and after a few months he changed to BJP. Meanwhile, after the criminal case, his councilman was suspended. After leaving on bail, he was trying to recover his councilor, sources said.

It is not clear who attacked Memon and the police are investigating the case to find out if he had rivalry with someone. Police are checking their call records to verify if they were receiving threats, a police officer said.