Didn’t go to Sanjay Dutt’s residence to give him weapons in 1993: Abu Salem

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Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem has denied in his matter before a TADA justice in Mumbai that he went to a residence of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and gave him dual AK-47 rifles and palm grenades before to a 1993 Mumbai blasts.

Abu Salem pronounced he didn't give any weapons to Sanjay Dutt. PTIAbu Salem pronounced he didn't give any weapons to Sanjay Dutt. PTI

Abu Salem pronounced he didn’t give any weapons to Sanjay Dutt. PTI

Dutt was convicted in a 1993 blasts box for possession of an AK-47 purloin and condemned to 5 years in jail.

Salem on Tuesday submitted his matter to a justice underneath territory 313 of Criminal Procedure Code, that enables a indicted to privately explain any resources appearing in a justification opposite him or her.

Salem, Riyaz Siddiqui, Karimullah Khan, Feroze Abdul Rashid, Tahir Merchant and Mustafa Dossa are confronting hearing now as they were arrested in a box later. The justice had in 2006 convicted 100 accused, including Yakub Memon who was hanged final month.

“It is also fake that dual or 3 days after he, along with other accused, (again) went to Dutt’s residence and brought (back) a bag containing dual rifles, bullets and grenades,” a matter said.

Salem also contended in a matter that his trial, after a stop of extradition sequence by Portuguese court, is “illegal, uncalled-for and bad in law.”

In Jan 2012, Portugal’s Supreme Court inspected an sequence that cancelled Salem’s extradition from that republic since Indian authorities slapped some charges attracting genocide chastisement on him, violating a terms of extradition.

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Extradition was formed on fake information and papers given to a supervision of Portugal, he added.

Further, CBI did not place all a applicable papers before a TADA justice per a extradition and hence a justice was misled into framing additional charges, it said.

The hearing “on a basement of military custody, forced admission and new built material” is illegal, it said.

The matter claimed that Salem did not know any of a co-accused of a blasts conspiracy.

Salem has also given names of 3 witnesses whom he wants to examine: former CBI officer OP Chatwal and dual officials from a Ministry of External Affairs.

Meanwhile, a initial counterclaim witness, called by co-accused Feroze Abdul Rashid, on Tuesday deposed and pronounced he did not brand Feroze; a male in a wharf was not a same chairman as his classmate Feroze.

During a cross-examination, when a prosecutor asked about a witness’ association defrauding some persons to a balance of Rs 26 crore, he asked for H2O and requested that a deposition might be continued some other day. It was afterwards adjourned.

Thirteen absolute blasts had ripped by Mumbai on 12 March, 1993, murdering during slightest 257 people and harmed 713.

PTI