In a major reprieve to Mustafa Dossa, an alleged close aide of don Dawood Ibrahim, the Crime Branch on Thursday filed a charge sheet against him for injuring extradited gangster Abu Salem in jail in July.
Initially a case of attempt to murder was registered against him.
On July 24, Dossa allegedly attacked Salem inside Arthur Road Jail, following which a case of attempt to murder was registered against him at the NM Joshi Marg police station.
Dossa and his aide Abdul Qayyum, both accused in the 1993 serial blasts case, had reportedly attacked Salem with a sharp spoon outside their barrack following an argument.
The investigation was transferred to the Crime Branch.
After the attack, Dossa was shifted to Thane jail while Salem was transferred to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.
The Crime Branch filed a 132-page charge sheet against Dossa and Qayyum with the statements of 17 witnesses, including Riyaz Siddiqui, a 1993 blasts accused, and Mahendi Hassan, an accused in the Pradeep Jain murder.
In the charge sheet, the crime branch have found offences under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Dossa had approached the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the first information report. However, he had latter withdrawn the petition.
Salem, Dossa and Qayyum are facing trial in the 1993 serial blasts case.