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Production warrant against Abu Salem

A court in New Delhi on Friday issues production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem in an extortion case.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2007 14:07 IST

A court in New Delhi on Friday issued production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem in an extortion case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain directed the jail authorities in Mumbai to produce the extradited gangster on September 27 in connection with the five-year-old extortion case.

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 Rs one crore.

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

The other two accused in the case 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 five crore from a contractor here.

He has been facing trial in as many as eight cases.