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Salem implicates Anees Ibrahim in Dewani murder

This was revealed in Salem's alleged confession which was made available to prosecution and defence lawyers.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2006 21:01 IST

The extradited gangster Abu Salem has implicated underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Anees in the murder of Ajit Dewani, former secretary to actress Manisha Koirala.

This was revealed on Wednesday in his alleged confession which was made available to prosecution and defence lawyers in a special court.

In the confession given to police earlier, Salem had admitted to his role in the murder of Dewani and said he had threatened the victim at the instance of Anees Ibrahim and had even provided weapons to Dewani's killers.

As to the actual killing, Salem has said that according to what he heard from the killers, they went to Dewani's house in June 2001 to demand ransom, but Dewani abused them.

Hence, his men opened fire and killed Dewani.

Salem said in the confession that Anees had instructed him to threaten Bollywood directors Subhash Ghai and Ram Gopal Varma.

Altogether seven accused have been arrested for their alleged complicity in the murder of Dewani in 2001.

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

Salem, however, retracted this confession later.