Hyderabad court places Abu Salem in judicial custody till jan 3

December 20th, 2007 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin  

Hyderabad,Dec 20,(ANI):Underworld don Abu Salem was remanded to judicial custody till January 3 by a Hyderabad court today in connection with a fake passport case.
Salem, who was brought to Hyderabad from Mumbai on a prisoner transit warrant, was produced before a special judge, who sent him to 14 days judicial custody.
As the special CBI court judge was on leave,Salem was produced before another special judge to facilitate the speedy trial of a case involving embezzlement of scholarship grantsfrom the Andhra Pradesh social welfare department.
Salem was presented before the court at Nampally amidst tight security.
The CBI had filed an application before the special judge, seeking his custody in the fake passport case.Salem, who is also wanted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, was then taken to Mumbai,where he is facing trial in a TADA court.(ANI)

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