Salem issued threats, claims brother; files police complaint

A police complaint was on Wednesday filed against jailed underworld Abu Salem by his younger brother, accusing him of issuing threats over a property dispute.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2011, 22:12 PM IST

Mau (UP): A police complaint was on Wednesday filed against jailed underworld Abu Salem by his younger
brother, accusing him of issuing threats over a property
dispute.

Abu Laish, younger brother Salem, alleged that the
mafia don, who was recently allowed to visit his native
village in Azamgarh by a TADA court in Mumbai, and his two
henchmen Arif and Akhtar Ali had threatened him of dire
consequences if he did not give up his claim on properties in
Azamgarh and Lucknow, police sources said.
In the complaint lodged at Kotwali police station,
Laish also claimed that their was threat to the life of his
family members from Salem, they said.

Laish also alleged that Salem`s aide Akhtar had called
him yesterday and had warned him against filing a case against
Salem.
Salem, who had come to Saraimeer to attend the last
rites of his aunt, "called me on Sunday and asked me to give
up the claim on properties in Azamgarh and Lucknow", Laish had
told reporters yesterday.

He alleged that Arif and Akhtar were making
threatening calls for the last four month.

Following a court permission, Salem, who is facing
trial in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was brought to Azamgarh
on February 13 from the high-security Arthur Jail in Mumbai.

PTI