As we continue our hunt for wannabe jihadi Pamir Hakimzadah — who is allegedly undergoing court ordered weekly psychiatric and ”deradicalization” sessions — we discovered that his ex-criminal lawyer, Rishma Gupta, is no longer practicing law, thanks to alleged inappropriate conduct with none other than her client, Pamir Hakimzadah!
Indeed, the Law Society of Ontario commenced an investigation of Gupta in 2018 after guards at the Toronto South Detention Centre alleged that they saw Gupta crawling under a private meeting room table to engage in inappropriate contact with Hakimzadah.
Hakimzadah later pleaded guilty of leaving Canada to carry out terrorism (he wanted to join ISIS in Syria but never made it past Turkey before being deported back to Canada.)
But it was while being held at the Toronto South Detention Centre that the alleged improprieties with Gupta began.
On one occasion, guards allegedly observed Gupta receiving a foot massage from Pamir; guards also allege that despite being reprimanded, they saw her doing the same thing on other occasions, and suspended her visiting privileges.
When I visited Gupta’s downtown Toronto law firm, I was told she was no longer employed there.
And while no one at the Law Society of Ontario was available to come on camera, the society’s website notes that Gupta is currently not practicing law.
As noted in a recent Toronto Sun report:
She is not admitting to the alleged “professional misconduct or lack of capacity to practise law at this time,” her Aug. 28, 2018 undertaking to the law society stated.
By making this undertaking, Gupta avoided a public temporary licence suspension hearing where the allegations that prompted the investigation would have been revealed, sources told the Sun.