2002 extortion case: Delhi court to hear final arguments against Abu Salem


New Delhi, March 27: The Patiala house court will hear the final arguments against gangster Abu Salem in connection with 2002 businessman extortion case on Tuesday.

Earlier in February, the court had issued fresh production warrant against the gangster.

Salem on January 16, claimed that the prosecution did not have enough evidence against him in the case.

Through his lawyer, the gangster also said stated his trial in the case violated an order by which he was extradited to India from Portugal in 2005.

Salem is facing trial for allegedly seeking Rs. 5 crores as protection money from Delhi businessman Ashok Gupta in 2002.

He has already been granted bail in connection with the case; however, he continues to be in prison in various other cases, including the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.


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