Fresh production warrants against Abu Salem
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Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011, 20:33
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday issued fresh production warrant against extradited gangster Abu Salem after he failed to appear before it to face trial in an extortion case lodged against him here.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Vinod Yadav issued the production warrant after the jail superintendent of Mumbai's Taloja prison, where Salem is presently lodged, apprised him of his non-production.

"Fax message has been received from Superintendent, Taloja jail with regard to not producing accused Abu Salem in court today. Issue fresh production warrants against Salem to be executed through Superintendent jail concerned for August 8," the court said.

The court also issued summons through the investigating officer of the case against Puneet Khanna, a public witness in the case.

The court had earlier asked one of the witnesses to appear before it to record his testimony in the case in which Salem is accused of extorting money from a Delhi-based businessman in 2002.

Salem was extradited from Portugal in 2005 to face trial in eight cases, including the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

The underworld don is now lodged in Taloja jail in Mumbai, facing trial for his role in the 1993 serial blasts in the metropolis.


First Published: Monday, July 18, 2011, 20:33

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