The underworld don was on found guilty on November 18 under different sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for obtaining a passport under a fictitious name and address from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
Salem was found guilty on the charges under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 419 (cheating by personation), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the IPC, reported sources.
Salem had allegedly procured fake passport under the fictitious identity of Ramil Kamil Malik by submitting fake documents like forged birth date, residential proof and name of father, to the Hyderabad Regional Passport Office in 2001. He was reportedly helped by government officials and others.
Salem obtained three passports--one for his wife, another for his girlfriend and starlet Monica Bedi, apart for himself.
The trial began in Hyderabad in 2009.
(with agency inputs)