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Court issues fresh warrant against Salem

Source: PTI
September 27, 2007 14:51 IST
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A Delhi court on Thursday issued a fresh production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem in a five-year-old extortion case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain directed the jail authorities in Mumbai to produce the extradited gangster before it on October 15.

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police had registered a case of extortion and criminal intimidation against Salem and his alleged associates Ishtiyaq Ahmed and Chander Prakash in 2002.

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The trio is accused of making extortion calls to a South Delhi-based businessman, Rajat Nagrath, demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore.

The court had on September 7 issued a production warrant against Salem for today.

An FIR was registered in Lodhi Colony police station in South Delhi on the complaint of Nagrath.

The other two accused, Ahmed and Prakash are lodged in Bhopal jail while Salem has been kept at Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

Salem, who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, is also one of the accused in a MCOCA case registered in 2002 for allegedly attempting to extort Rs 5 crore from a contractor here.

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