Delhi Court defers order in extortion case against Abu Salem


New Delhi, April 9: Due to unavailability of the concerned judge, the Patiala House Court on Monday deferred order in the 2002 extortion case involving gangster Abu Salem, ANI reported. 

The latest development comes nearly two weeks after the final arguments were presented before a Delhi Court in the matter.

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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