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Abu Salem’s plea for parole to get married rejected

Abu Salem is convicted in March 1993 Mumbai serial bombings case under provisions of the Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2018 23:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Abu Salem had in March 2018 applied for parole leave on the grounds that he wanted to marry Sayyed Bahar.(HT File Photo)

Gangster Abu Salem may have to continue to remain a bachelor, as the Bombay high court on Tuesday rejected his plea for parole leave for a month to get married.

A bench comprising acting chief justice Vijaya Tahilramani and justice Mahesh Sonak rejected an appeal filed by the 46-year-old gangster, lodged in Taloja prison, on the ground that he has been convicted for a terrorist act and Maharashtra Prison Rules do not allow grant of furlough or parole to such a convict.

Salem is convicted in March 1993 Mumbai serial bombings case under provisions of the Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act and on September 7, 2017, a designated TADA court has sentenced him to life in prison. He is also convicted in builder Pradip Jain murder case, and is currently serving the prison terms handed down to him in both the cases.

Claiming that he is in love with Sayyed Bahar, he had in March 2018 applied for parole leave on the ground that he wanted to fulfil the promise made to the woman - that he will marry her.

First Published: Aug 07, 2018 23:42 IST