Charges against Dossa diluted, now booked for hurting Salem
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 18:18
Mumbai: The police have diluted charges against Mustafa Dossa, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, who had allegedly attacked extradited gangster Abu Salem in a jail and now booked him only for hurting Salem.

Initially, the police had registered a case of attempt to murder against Dossa. However, the 130-page chargesheet filed by the crime branch of city police has now charged Dossa for lesser charge of causing hurt and injury to Salem.

On July 24, Dossa and his aide Abdul Qayyum had allegedly attacked Salem with a sharp object inside the Arthur road prison in central Mumbai, after an altercation.

Following the attack, Dossa was shifted to Thane prison while Salem was transferred to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.

The Crime Branch on Thursday filed its chargesheet against Dossa and Qayyum and have charged them under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

The chargesheet names 17 witnesses including eye witnesses like Riyaz Siddiqui, an accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case and Mehendi Hassan, an accused in the builder Pradeep Jain murder case.

Dossa had earlier approached the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the First Information Report. However, he had later withdrawn the petition.

Dossa, Qayyum and Salem are facing trial in the 1993 blasts case before a special TADA court.


First Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 18:18

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