Hearing of Salem's application adjourned to May 13
Mumbai, Apr 19 (UNI) Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court today adjourned to May 13, the hearing on an application filed by extradited gangster Abu Salem, protesting against the filing of a supplimentary chargesheet against him in the Ajit Diwani murder case.
The matter came up today before MCOCA Judge Abhay Thipsay at the fag end of the day. Hence, he adjourned the matter for two weeks.
Salem's counsel Ashok Sarogi had moved the application on April 15, stating that at the time of extradition of his client, there was an agreement between Portugese and Indian officials that they were taking him (Salem) to India for the trial in eight seperate cases pending against him.
He alleged that it was nowwhere mentioned in the agreement that investigation was incomplete and they wanted Salem for investigation into the cases in India.
The prosecution filed 312 pages supplimentary chargesheet against Salem on April 15 for his alleged involvement in the conspiracy to kill Ajit Diwani, former private secretary of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, in the year 2001.
Charges were levelled against him u/s 120(b), 449, 302, 342, 506 (II), 465, 468, 471 of IPC, 3, 7, 5(1-A)(1-B) 27 r/w 35 of Arms Act and 3 (1)(ii), 3(2), 3(3), 3(4) of the MCOCA.
Besides this case, Salem is facing two other cases in Mumbai-- Bomb Blast in 1993 and Pradeep Jain murder case of 1995.
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