Abu Salem in judicial custody, taken back to Mumbai

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{image-abu salem01_20122007.jpg news.oneindia.in}Hyderabad, Dec 20: Underworld don and 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts Case accused Abu Salem was today remanded in 14-day judicial custody in the the fake passport case by a city court which allowed him to be taken to Mumbai for security reasons.

The judge of the Special Court, dealing with cases under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), remanded him in judicial custody till January 3. Further hearing would be conducted through video conferencing. A team of sleuths from Mumbai Police, who brought him by train on Dec 20 amid tight security, took back Salem, who faces charges in several cases, including a passport forgery case in Bhopal,for lodging him in the Mumbai Central Prison.

The prosecution case was Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi, who were extradited from Portugal, had acquired passports under fictitious names by furnishing false residential addresses at Kurnool in 2001.

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