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Delhi court sentences Abu Salem to 7 years in jail in 2002 extortion case

Abu Salem was convicted in the 2002 extortion case on May 26.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2018 14:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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In the extortion case lodged in Delhi, it was alleged that Abu Salem had demanded Rs 5 crore as protection money from a Delhi businessman in 2002.(HT File Photo)

A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced gangster Abu Salem to seven years rigorous imprisonment for demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money from a Delhi-based businessman in 2002.

The court passed the order after hearing arguments on sentence by the prosecution and the defence lawyers. It had convicted Salem in the case on May 26.

In the extortion case lodged in Delhi, it was alleged that Salem had demanded Rs 5 crore as protection money from businessman Ashok Gupta, a resident of Greater Kailash in south Delhi, in 2002.