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Delhi Police, CBI deny move to question Salem via video conferencing

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New Delhi, Mar 22 (UNI) The police today denied that it had any plans to 'question' underworld don Abu Salem through video conferencing as reported in a section of the press.

There is no such plan to question Abu Salem, one of the key accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, through video conference facility while he is in Mumbai, DCP (Special Cell) Karnal Singh told UNI.

''We are seeking his remand and not any questioning through video conferencing,'' he reacted to media reports that the Delhi Police might go in for video conferencing as bringing him here was fraught with security risks.

Only after he is brought to Delhi we would interrogate him on the four cases, including three of extortion, against him here, he said.

''There is no question of interrogating him through video conference,'' he added.

The CBI also denied that it was contemplating any such move.

Agency spokesman G Mohanty said the matter was wholly with the Delhi Police and it should be commenting on it.

''He is presently under judicial custody so we have nothing to say on it,'' he added.

Delhi Police has been seeking Abu Salem's custody since long but a Mumbai court had deferred its appeal twice.

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