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Delhi court issues fresh production warrant against Abu Salem

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 13 (UNI) A city court today issued fresh production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem in a case of extortion and intimidating a Delhi businessman.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Seema Mani issued the warrant for May 5, which would be sent to the Jail Superintendent in Mumbai.

The court on March 13, had issued a similar warrant for today against Salem. However yesterday, Delhi police received a wireless message that the underworld don had to be produced in Mumbai court on April 21 so the Delhi court warrant could not be executed.

Special cell of the Delhi police had sought his custody in the case in which his associates allegedly demanded Rs one crore from the owner of South Delhi-based Allied Communication in 2002 and threatened him with dire consequences if the amount was not paid.

The owner of the firm was asked to get in touch with Salem on satellite phone (no 00871761888132).

On July 20, 2002 the victim again received a call from one Bhai Thakur asking him why he had not called Salem. He was again threatened and told to contact the don on 00971507741932 and 00971505307204.

The extortion amount was also increased to Rs two crore.

On September 26, 2002, Sadik Ali and Chandra Prakash Rai were arrested near the private firm's office, as the two had allegedly come to kill the owner.

Later, two others Ishtiaq and Papu Yadav were also arrested from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the case.

Salem is wanted in many such cases in the national capital. The Police Commissioner had, earlier, stated that the city police would seek his custody.


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