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Salem chargesheeted in Dewani murder case

The chargesheet was filed in a special court set up under MCOCA nearly three months after Salem's arrest.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 16:23 IST

Police on Saturday chargesheeted extradited gangster Abu Salem and co-accused Shah Alam for their alleged complicity in the murder of Ajit Dewani, former secretary to actress Manisha Koirala.

The chargesheet was filed in a special court set up under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) nearly three months after Salem's arrest.

A copy of the chargesheet was handed over to Salem and Shah Alam.

Salem had earlier confessed to his role in the murder but later retracted his confessional statement saying it was taken under duress.

Police has alleged that Salem had hired assailants who killed Dewani on his instructions after Dewani failed to pay extortion amount.

Salem was extradited on the basis of eight cases pending against him in Indian courts. One of them was the Ajit Dewani murder case, the sources said.