Mumbai: Suspected underworld don Dawood
Ibrahim gang member Mustafa Dossa, who allegedly attacked
extradited gangster Abu Salem inside the Arthur Road jail,
Wednesday alleged that the injuries on Salem were
"self-inflicted", a crime branch source said.
"During the preliminary questioning, Dossa alleged
that Salem, with the help of his associates, injured self to
falsely implicate me," said a source from the Crime Branch,
probing the attack on Salem`s injury case.
"Salem had tried to extort Rs 30 crore from me for a
property related deal he had struck, Dossa alleged," the
Following a special TADA court`s permission yesterday,
the crime branch today took the custody of Dossa and his
associate Abdul Qayyum Sheikh, who will be produced before an
Esplanade court in connection with the Salem attack case.
Forty two-year-old Salem, a key accused in the 1993
serial blasts and facing trial in this case, was allegedly
attacked by Dossa and Sheikh with a sharp spoon on Saturday
outside their barrack following a heated argument.
The next day, Salem was shifted to Taloja jail, while
Dossa was transferred to the Thane Central prison for security
Salem has been lodged in the high-security Arthur Road
jail in central Mumbai since his extradition from Portugal in
2005 and is facing trial in nine cases, including two murders.