New Delhi: Extradited gangster Abu Salem was
on Saturday produced in three separate courts here amid tight
security arrangement in view of an attack on him in a Mumbai
jail last month.
Salem, sporting a white T-shirt and blue jeans, refused to
answer any of the queries of mediapersons regarding his
security and threat perception.
He was brought in a white bullet-proof car fitted with a
blue beacon light, guarded by a team of Mumbai and Delhi
42-year-old Salem, a key accused in the 1993 serial bomb
blasts, has been lodged in the South Mumbai jail since his
extradition from Portugal in 2005. Following the incident, he
was shifted to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.
Today, he was first produced in the court of Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja at Tis Hazari court
where the matter was adjourned to August 25 as one of the
complainants Puneet Mittal, who was to depose in an extortion
case, did not turn up.
The accused was then taken to Patiala House courts where
he was produced before two different judges.
Special Judge Pinki, who is conducting a MCOCA case trial
against Salem, recorded the statement of Bhushan Kumar, a
police officer in the case. The case was then posted for
August 30 recording of statement of other witnesses.
Salem was then produced before Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Kiran Bansal where the matter was
adjourned to August 30.
The gangster is facing charges in three separate cases
relating to extortion in the national capital.