Abu Salem for Seven Years: On the demand of money from a Delhi-based Businessman and threatening him to eliminate his family members if the amount is not paid.
New Delhi: The Tis Hazari Court in Delhi sentenced the gangster Abu Salem to seven years in Jail for demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money from a Delhi-based businessman. Also, he threatened him to eliminate his family members if the amount is not paid.
Salem had been convicted under the Section 387 (Putting person in fear of death or of dreadful hurt, in order to commit extortion) and Section 506 (Criminal Intimidation) of Indian Penal Code in the 2002 extortion case.
However, he was exonerated of charges of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act. The court has acquitted co-accused Pawan Kumar Mittal aka Raja Bhai, Mohd Ashraf aka Bablu, Majid Khan aka Raju Bhai and Chanchal Mehta.
The dreaded underworld don has earlier been convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blast case. On May 30, the court will hear argument on the quantum of sentence against Salem.
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