Moral of the story dont play with fire you will get burned .
A chef was killed in a huge fireball as he tried to burn down a kebab shop in a bungled £250,000 insurance scam.
Fiaz Ahmed Ansari, 41, died when Kams Grill in Leicester, East Midlands was destroyed by the blast.
The father-of-two allegedly had a financial interest in the failing business where he worked and had spread a rumour someone had threatened to burn the building down, it was claimed.
His body was found as builders cleared up the next day.
It was also claimed that he recruited employee Shahbaaz Khan and friend Mehwish Yasin, both 25, to assist him.
Khan and Yasin appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday to deny Ansari’s manslaughter and reckless arson.
Prosecutor Adrienne Lucking said the two men started a fire in the kitchen. They had 3.7 gallons of petrol with them.
The court heard that Ansari took out £250,000 ‘business interruption’ cover shortly before the incident, which went wrong and ended up costing him his life.
The defendants claimed they thought it would only be a ‘small fire’ to justify the insurance claim but the fireball lit up the street and jettisoned debris all around when the shop exploded at 2.22am. It destroyed the leased restaurant and also caused major damage to nearby properties.
The court was shown CCTV footage of the huge blast on August 29 last year.
Some witnesses feared it was a bomb going off but ‘by luck’ no one other than Ansari was harmed.
Khan, a breadmaker at the grill, also shared Ansari’s apartment in Leicester.
The two men were allegedly dropped off at the scene in the early hours by Yasin who lived nearby. She waited in the car for their return.
A mother and son passing heard the sound of hissing.
Mrs Lucking said: ‘There was a massive explosion. Khan escaped, but Fiaz was killed.’
She alleged both defendants were responsible for taking part in the ‘joint enterprise’ and said gas may also have been used as an accelerant.
Mrs Lucking said: ‘It’s not the prosecution case they intended Ansari would die or be seriously injured. What happened caused an obvious risk to the lives and pedestrians and motorists, who avoided major injury by luck.’
Khan, in a prepared statement for the police, claimed he followed Ansari to the upstairs seating area where he doused previously-hidden petrol.
Khan claimed that Ansari urged him to leave, handing him a case containing two petrol cans.
Khan left him to start the fire and Ansari was supposed to join him in a nearby alleyway where Yasin was waiting.
Mrs Lucking said Khan stated he was ‘horrified and shocked’ by the explosion.
With no sign of Ansari it was alleged that Khan was too shocked to alert the emergency services.
Mrs Lucking said: ‘Khan must have known it wasn’t a small fire, with 17 litres of petrol.
‘He said he didn’t anticipate anything like an explosion and didn’t think Fiaz would be injured, let alone killed.’
Yasin then dropped Khan off at his flat, where he changed his clothes but witnesses alerted police after seeing her silver Kia. She was arrested in the vehicle at 3.05 am.
Khan was arrested shortly after with £1,255 on him which he said was his savings.
The trial continues.
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