Abu Salem produced before Delhi court
Underworld don Abu Salem, who was brought to the capital from Mumbai on Monday, was produced in a city court on Tuesday in connection with an extortion case.
Salem was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Seema Maini at the Tis Hazari courts following a production warrant against him in connection with an alleged extortion call he made to a south Delhi-based businessman.
The gangster, who had been lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail after his extradition from Portugal in 2005, had allegedly demanded Rs one crore from Rajat Nagrath, owner of Allied Communications in East of Kailash six years ago.
Though there are four cases registered against him in Delhi, he can be tried in only three cases, which were mentioned in the extradition agreement with Portugal. Salem is facing trial in eight cases in the country.
The court had earlier issued production warrants at three occasions against Salem but a Mumbai court had stayed his production on his lawyer's plea on security grounds.
Salem was brought to the capital last evening by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad of Mumbai Police on the Golden Temple Express.
The gangster, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was brought in a second class compartment of the train.