Abu Salem produced before court in extortion case

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) Underworld don Abu Salem was today produced before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate(CMM) Kaveri Baweja in a case relating to threatening of a Delhi-based trader and extorting money from him six years ago.

Salem is accused of demanding Rs one crore from a businessman Rajat Nagrath, based in East of Kailash.

The special cell of Delhi police today filed chargesheet against Salem and three other accused, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Sadiq Ali and Chandra Prakash. One accused Arun Yadav died during the trial.

The Mumbai police submitted before the court that he is facing trial in other cases in Mumbai and therefore is presently required in Mumbai. On this the CMM directed him to be taken to Mumbai on the condition that he would be produced before the Delhi court on December 12.

Salem has several cases pending against him all over India. Three are pending in Mumbai, including one related to 1992 bomb blast case in Mumbai, second Manisha Koirala's secretary Ajit Dewani murder case and the third related to the murder of Pradip Jain.

He is facing three cases of forged passports in Lucknow, Hyderabad and Bhopal.

In Delhi he had three cases pending against him. Two are for extortion and one under the MCOCA.

The Government of Maharashtra and Government of Delhi decided to drop charges under the MCOCA as it was in violation of extradition treaty with Portugal.

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