Fake passport case: Abu Salem gets 7-year jail term

Fake passport case: Abu Salem gets 7 years jail term
Hyderabad, Nov 28: A special CBI court on Thursday sentenced extradited gangster Abu Salem for seven-year imprisonment in a 2001 fake passport case.

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. 

Oneindia News

(with agency inputs)

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