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Delhi courts issue production warrants against Abu Salem

delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2010 19:17 IST
Abu Salem

Extradited gangster Abu Salem was not produced on Wednesday by Mumbai police before two courts in New Delhi, which prompted the presiding officers to issue production warrants against him.

"Issue production warrants against accused Abu Salem for February 4," Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Kiran Bansal said.

The ACMM, who was to record testimony of witnesses in a case of alleged extortion lodged against Salem and Romesh Shamra, alleged front man of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, had to adjourn the hearing.

Finding prima-facie evidence against Salem, the court had ordered framing of charges against Salem under section 384 (extortion) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

According to the FIR lodged at Hauz Khas police station, the accused had allegedly made threat calls in 1998 to businessmen Vinay Kumar Singh and Malkiyat Singh.

The accused had also threatened some employees of a company. Sharma used to provide information to Salem on phone regarding the potential targets, police said.

Meanwhile, Additional Sessions Judge Pinki, who was to hear arguments on framing of charges against Salem in another case, issued production warrant against him for January 28.

Salem was booked under MCOCA and other provisions of IPC for allegedly making extortion calls to Delhi-based businessman Ashok Gupta, demanding Rs five crore as protection money.