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Salem remanded to police custody till Feb 2

Salem was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for his alleged complicity in the murder of Dewani.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 14:55 IST
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A special court on Thursday remanded extradited gangster Abu Salem to police custody till February 2 in a case of murder of Ajit Dewani, former personal assistant of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala.

Salem was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch on Wednesday for his alleged complicity in the murder of Dewani.

He was produced before Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Judge Abhay Tipse.

Salem was earlier sent to police custody in the 1993 serial bomb blast case and also in connection with the builder Pradeep Jain murder case of 1995.

On June 30, 2001, Dewani was killed by allegedly two gunmen of Salem outside his office in Oshiwara after he allegedly failed to pay extortion money to the gangster.