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Delhi Police will seek custody of Abu Salem

Source: PTI
January 07, 2006 05:06 IST
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Delhi Police will seek custody of extradited gangster Abu Salem in connection with three extortion cases registered against him in the capital, Police Commissioner K K Paul said in New Delhi.

"At present, he (Salem) is in CBI custody and the Mumbai Police wants to interrogate him. Only after the Mumbai Police are through with their interrogation, will the Delhi Police move to seek his custody," he said at the annual press conference.

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The Commissioner said that he had deposed before a court as a witness in connection with an extortion case involving Salem. A designated TADA court had remanded Salem to CBI custody till January nine in the 1993 bomb blasts case after the agency informed that they need to confront him with co-accused Riyaz Siddiqui.

This is the second time Salem has been remanded to CBI custody; the first was when he was extradited from Portugal on November 11 last year. Salem was arrested on November 11 and CBI got his custody till November 23.

He was later remanded to judicial custody after CBI told the court that they do not need his custody for time being and it surrendered his custody to the Anti-Terrorist Squad of Mumbai Police in connection with a murder case.

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