Abu Salem behind bars for life in Pradeep Jain murder

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Mumbai, Feb 25: The most-awaited judgement in the murder case of Mumbai-based builder Pradeep Jain has finally come to a closure, wherein, extradited gangster Abu Salem has been sentenced to life imprisonment by teh TADA court.

47-year old Salem, who was also a former associate of wanted terrorist and mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, is currently held in Taloja Central jail in the adjoining Raigad district.

Abu Salem

Special public prosecutor, Ujjwal Nikam had demanded a death sentence for Salem in this case. However, pertaining to the extradition treaty between India and Portugal, he could not be given a death sentence.

On Feb 16, Salem and his two accomplices-Mehndi Hasan and Virendra Jhamb were found guilty of the murder of Jain. The latter was shot outside his Juhu residence on March 7, 1955 over a property dispute.

The trio were charged and convicted for murder and criminal conspiracy.

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