Blast killed chef in ke­bab shop scam


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A CHEF died in a mas­sive fire­ball as he tried to burn down a ke­bab shop in a bun­gled in­sur­ance scam, a jury heard.

Mar­ried dad-of-two Fiaz An­sari died when Kams Grill in Le­ices­ter was de­stroyed by the blast. His body was found by builders the next day.

Fiaz, 41, had a fi­nan­cial in­ter­est in the fail­ing busi­ness, where he worked, and had spread a ru­mour some­one had threat­ened to burn it down, it was claimed.

He re­cruited em­ployee Shah­baaz Khan and friend Me­hwish Yasin, both 25, to as­sist him. The pair ap­peared at Le­ices­ter Crown Court to deny Fiaz’s man­slaugh­ter and reck­less ar­son.

The court heard Fiaz took out £250,000 “busi­ness in­ter­rup­tion” cover shortly be­fore he and Khan started the fire in the kitchen us­ing 17 litres of petrol.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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