Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,24 Sep 2014

Abu Salem shot at inside jail in Navi Mumbai: police

G. Mohiuddin Jeddy & Mohamed Thaver, Hindustan Times  Navi Mumbai/Mumbai, June 27, 2013
First Published: 22:05 IST(27/6/2013) | Last Updated: 08:31 IST(28/6/2013)

In a major breach of prison security, 1993 bomb blast accused and extradited gangster Abu Salem was shot at inside Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai on Thursday night. Salem escaped with minor injury to his right hand.

Devendra Jagtap alias JD, a former aide of deceased gang leader Bharat Nepali, had allegedly shot two rounds at him. While one grazed Salem’s hand, the other missed him.

Advertisement

Ironically, Salem was shifted to Taloja after he was attacked by Dawood aide Mustafa Dossa at Arthur Road jail.

There are two theories doing the rounds on how JD got the firearm — while initial reports said he could have procured the weapon during his visit to a court during the day, Kharghar police sources said he had already brought the weapon and had kept it with him for some time in the jail. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/6/28_06_13-metro3_mumbai.gif

According to sources, the rounds were fired in an open area near the jail mess at around 8pm. Salem and JD had an altercation a few weeks ago over the protection money which is allegedly collected from jail inmates, they added.


Advertisement
more from Mumbai

50 tonne gold smuggled into India in 10 days, 30% reached Mumbai

About 50 tonne gold has been smuggled into the country in the past 10 days, and subsequently pushed into the market to cater to a surge in demand for the precious metal in the festive season.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved