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Salem's hearing adjourned till September 13

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Aug 25: The Special MCOCA court today adjourned till September 13, the hearing on a plea filed by extradited gangster Abu Salem alleging that Mumbai Police voilated extradition treaty.

Defence advocate Ashok Sarogi's junior sought time for argument as matter has been filed in the Apex Court.

Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Judge Abhay Thipsay granted time and then adjourned the hearing till September 13.

Salem's advocate Ashok Sarogi had moved an application in June this year stating Mumbai police violated agreement signed between Portugal and India at the time of his extradition.

He also stated in the application that Indian government had brought his client here for conducting trial in eight cases only.

Now, Mumbai police is interrogating him in some other cases, which were not mentioned in agreement signed between Portugal and Indian government.

Major cases against Salem include serial bomb blast of 1993 in which hundreds of people were killed and several hundreds were injured. He was also booked for murder of builder Pradeep Jain, and private secretary of Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, Ajit Diwani.


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