Justice Pramod Dattaram Kode, who presided over a special TADA court which heard the 13-year-long Mumbai blast case of 1993 and held Sanjay Dutt guilty of possessing arms illegally, has retired as additional judge of the Bombay High Court.
Gangster Abu Salem has filed an application in the special TADA court seeking a ban on a book written by a former journalist, titled `My name is Abu Salem'. During the hearing on Wednesday, when judge G A Sanap asked Salem about the book, he said he had never spoken to anyone.
Thane Police Tuesday filed a final investigation report in a special TADA court here in connection with the publication of a photo of gangster Abu Salem and a woman, who is said to be his wife, by a city-based tabloid.
TADA court in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday directed the CBI officer who investigated the 1993 `Sopore massacre`, in which 50 persons were killed in alleged firing by BSF troops, to appear before it on July 14.
A TADA court on Tuesday directed the Thane Police Commissioner to conduct an inquiry after a media report claimed gangster Abu Salem, an accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, had married on a train while being escorted by police to Lucknow for a court hearing.
A designated TADA court on Tuesday directed the prisons department to transfer extradited gangster Abu Salem back to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai from Thane jail where he has been lodged since November last year.
A special TADA court issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation on a petition by death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, AG Perarivalan, seeking a direction to the agency to investigate the `left out area` of earlier probe.
Gangster Abu Salem, who survived a bid on his life in Navi Mumbai`s Taloja jail last month, moved the special TADA court seeking directions to the jail authorities for shifting him to Portugal Embassy in Goa or Delhi.
A day after actor Sanjay Dutt and four others surrendered before a TADA court in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, two more convicts moved separate applications in the court seeking time to surrender.