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Production warrant against Abu Salem

A court in New Delhi issued a fresh production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem after Mumbai police failed yet again to produce him in a five-year-old extortion case.

delhi Updated: Oct 15, 2007 15:01 IST

A court in New Delhi on Monday issued a fresh production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem after Mumbai police failed yet again to produce him in a five-year-old extortion case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sandeep Yadav directed the Arthur Road jail authorities in Mumbai to produce the extradited gangster before the court on November 21.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police had registered a case of extortion and criminal intimidation against Salem and his alleged associates Ishtiyaq Ahmed and Chander Prakash in 2002.

The trio is accused of making extortion calls to a South Delhi-based businessman, Rajat Nagrath, demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore.

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate had on September 27 issued a production warrant against Salem for today.

An FIR in the case was registered in Lodhi Colony police station in South Delhi on the complaint of Nagrath.

The other two accused, Ahmed and Prakash are lodged in Bhopal jail while Salem has been kept at Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

Salem, who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, is also one of the accused in a MCOCA case registered in 2002 for allegedly attempting to extort Rs 5 crore from a contractor Ashok Gupta here.

A separate court, trying the MCOCA case here, had also issued a production warrant against him for November three.

Salem had on October 12 attended the funeral of his mother Jannatunisha, who died in Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, after being granted permission by a court in Mumbai.