A city court on Wednesday issued a fresh warrant against mobster Abu Salem after the Mumbai police again failed to produce the extradited gangster in a five-year-old extortion case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain directed the Arthur Road Jail authorities in Mumbai to produce Salem before the court on January 16 next year.
A special cell of Delhi Police had registered a case of extortion and criminal intimidation against the gangster and his associates Ishtiyaq Ahmed and Chander Prakash in 2002.
The three were accused of making extortion calls to a south Delhi businessman, Rajat Nagrath, demanding Rs 10 million.
A first information report (FIR) in the case was registered at the Lodhi Colony police station in south Delhi on Nagrath's complaint.
The other two accused, Ahmed and Prakash, are lodged in the Bhopal jail while Salem has been kept at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai for their involvement in other cases.
Salem, who was extradited from Portugal on Nov 5, 2005, is also one of the accused in a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) case registered in 2002 for allegedly attempting to extort Rs 50 million from contractor Ashok Gupta in New Delhi.