Abu Salem convicted in 2002 extortion case
A Delhi court on Saturday convicted gangster Abu Salem in the 2002 extortion case. Salem was convicted by Delhi's Patiala House court. He is one of the six convicts in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
Salem had earlier claimed that the prosecution did not have enough evidence against him in the case after a fresh production warrant was issued against him in February.
Through his lawyer, the gangster had also claimed that his trial in the case violated an order by which he was extradited to India from Portugal in 2005.
Salem, who was extradited from Portugal in November 2005, was granted bail in the present case in 2013. However, he is currently in jail in connection with various other cases, including those related to the 1993 Mumbai blasts.