Charges framed under MCOCA against Salem in extortion case

A Delhi court today framed charges under stringent provisions of MCOCA and IPC against underworld don Abu Salem in an extortion case.

New Delhi: A Delhi court today framed charges
under stringent provisions of MCOCA and IPC against underworld
don Abu Salem in an extortion case.

Finding prima facie evidence against the extradited
gangster, Additional Sessions Judge Pinki said that the Delhi
Police has been able to provide sufficient material for
prosecuting him in the case.

The court fixed May 17 for prosecution evidence.
Salem, extradited from Portugal in 2005, had contended
before the court that he could not be tried under stringent
anti-organised crime law MCOCA as it would be violative of his
extradition conditions, a plea rejected by the court.

PTI