Court frames charges against Abu Salem in fake passport case
The special judge for CBI framed charges against Salem, main accused in the case and adjourned the trail to February 27.india Updated: Jan 29, 2009 22:43 IST
A local court in Hyderabad on Thursday framed charges against gangster Abu Salem in a fake passport case.
The special judge for CBI framed charges against Salem, main accused in the case and adjourned the trail to February 27.
Salem, escorted by a team of Mumbai police led by Inspector Gaurule, was produced before the special judge for CBI in Hyderabad.
The CBI has framed charges under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 471 (using forged documents) of IPC and section 12 (1) B of the passport act against the gangster.
The court adjourned the trial to February 27 as the CBI sought time to present the original documents related to the case which were in the custody of Supreme Court.
The CBI had filed cases against Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi for procuring passports in fictitious names from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh in 2001.
Bedi was convicted and sentenced to five years' imprisonment in 2007. However, she was later granted bail by the apex court.