8 witnesses summoned in fake passport case involving Salem
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Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 18:57
Hyderabad: A Special CBI Court on Friday summoned eight witnesses on May 31 for their examination against underworld don Abu Salem in a fake passport case.

The court, which has so far recorded the statements of 31 witnesses and marked 41 documents, issued summons to eight witnesses, including some investigating officials, on the request of CBI and posted the case to May 31.

The court here will also hear, on the same date, a petition by the CBI which sought to produce four more witnesses in the nearly eight-year-old case.

Meanwhile, Salem, who was supposed to be brought from a prison in Mumbai, did not appear before the court today citing health reasons.

Earlier, CBI Inspector B Shanker Rao, the 31st prosecution witness and the first investigating official to be examined by the court, said he registered a case on September 20, 2002 against Salem and others.

In his deposition, the CBI official said he had also collected original passport application of Ramil Kamil Malik, whose name Salem allegedly impersonated and obtained the passport, besides recording the statements of some witnesses.

The trial against the gangster, extradited in 2005 from Portugal, for obtaining a passport in fictitious name in 2001 from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh began on June 18 last after CBI filed a case against Salem and others.


First Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 18:57

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