2002 extortion case: Patiala House Court convicts Abu Salem


New Delhi, May 26:  The Patiala House Court on Saturday convicted gangster Abu Salem in connection with 2002 businessman extortion case.

Last month due to unavailability of the concerned judge, the Court had deferred order in the case.

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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