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Abu Salem seeks stay on trial in extortion case
Salem was extradited in connection with eight cases, including the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.
New Delhi: Extradited underworld don Abu Salem on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking a stay on his trial in an extortion case in the wake of Portugal's constitutional court turning down India s appeal against the cancellation of his extradition.
In his application filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, Salem sought that his trial be stayed as "continuation of his trial after termination of the authorization granted for his extradition is against the law, justice and without jurisdiction."
The court has issued a notice to the prosecution seeking its reply on the application.
Salem's counsel MS Khan submitted Salem was extradited in 2005 by Indian government from Portugal where he was arrested in 2002 and according to the extradition agreement Salem could not be charged with offences entailing life imprisonment or death sentence.
Salem was extradited in connection with eight cases, including the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, two Passport Act cases, two murder cases and three extradition cases one of which is pending before the CMM court in New Delhi.