HC notices to Centre, Delhi Police on Salem's petition

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jun 08, 2007 17:49 IST

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Delhi Police on a petition filed by underworld don Abu Salem seeking quashing of a lower court order granting him to police remand in a MCOCA case.

Justice RS Sodhi, after hearing the counsel of Salem, directed the government, Delhi Police and the External Affairs Ministry to file their reply by July 23.

Salem has contested the June 2 order of a court granting him to police remand in a MCOCA case.

Meanwhile, Salem, who was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur, was sent to judicial custody till July 2 in a MCOCA case registered in 2002 for allegedly attempting to extort Rs 5 crore from a businessman in New Delhi.

Earlier, the court, on May 24, had allowed the Delhi Police Special Cell custodial interrogation of the extradited gangster.

Salem, who is facing trial in eight cases in the country including infamous 1993 Mumbai blasts case was lodged in Arthur Road jail there after his extradition from Portugal in 2005.

He was brought to New Delhi from Mumbai on May 21 following a production warrant by a city court.


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