Delhi courts issue production warrants against Abu Salem

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 19:33

New Delhi: Extradited gangster Abu Salem was
not produced today by Mumbai police before two courts here
which prompted the presiding officers to issue production
warrants against him.

"Issue production warrants against accused Abu Salem for
February 4," Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM)
Kiran Bansal said.

The ACMM, who was to record testimony of witnesses in a
case of alleged extortion lodged against Salem and Romesh
Shamra, alleged front man of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim,
had to adjourn the hearing.

Finding prima-facie evidence against Salem, the court had
ordered framing of charges against Salem under section 384
(extortion) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

According to the FIR lodged at Hauz Khas police station,
the accused had allegedly made threat calls in 1998 to
businessmen Vinay Kumar Singh and Malkiyat Singh.

The accused had also threatened some employees of a
company. Sharma used to provide information to Salem on phone
regarding the potential targets, police said.

Meanwhile, Additional Sessions Judge Pinki, who was to
hear arguments on framing of charges against Salem in another
case, issued production warrant against him for January 28.

Salem was booked under MCOCA and other provisions of IPC
for allegedly making extortion calls to Delhi-based
businessman Ashok Gupta, demanding Rs five crore as protection
money.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 19:33

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