SC says Central permitted to release gangster – Abu Salem
Abu Salim is a gangster who is originally from Azamgarh district Uttar Pradesh state of India. He was involved in several murders, extortions, and other cases. Also later arrested in 2002 in Portugal and handover to India.
The Supreme Court on Monday said the Centre is beholden to its commitment is given to Portugal and release gangster Abu Salem on completion of his 25-year sentence in 1993. During the Mumbai blasts case,
Salem had said his sentence could not exceed 25 years as per a solemn assurance given by India to Portugal for his extradition in 2002.
On February 25, 2015, a special TADA court awarded life imprisonment to Salem in another case for murdering Mumbai-based builder Pradeep Jain in 1995 along with his driver Mehndi Hassan.
On March 12, 1993, the country’s commercial capital witnessed an unrivaled attack with 12 explosions that took place one after another in about two hours.
The cruel attacks had left 257 dead and 713 people seriously injured, and destroyed properties worth crores.
In June 2017, Salem was convicted and later awarded a life sentence for his role in the 1993 serial blasts case in Mumbai.
The Centre must release the gangster Abu Salem after serving his 25-year term in the 1993 Mumbai bombings case, according to the Supreme Court’s ruling on July 11.
National Desk, Ne India News