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SC holds Abu Salem's writ petition infructuous

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Wednesday upheld the writ filed by to be infructuous and said that the accused can raise his contentions in the appeal in connection with the 2002 extortion case.

The top maintained that since the petitioner has now been convicted and has also filed an appeal, the writ has become 'infructuous', Imtiyaz Ahmed, Salem's lawyer, told ANI.

In the writ petition, Salem had sought that direction be given to the Centre to send him back to as it had allegedly flouted rules while seeking his deportation.

Ahmed said, "The writ was filed by Salem before the apex for directing the Union to send him back to as the Portuguese top most has held that had allegedly violated the undertakings given while seeking extradition, and therefore, held that the extradition order is terminated."

Salem is facing trial and was extradited from in 2005 along with five others.

He, in 2002, had allegedly made extortion calls to Ashok Gupta, demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money.

Gupta, in his complaint, had stated that Salem repeatedly called and threatened him.

Police also claimed to have recorded some of the telephonic conversations.

Salem was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) Court in the 1993 serial blasts in that had killed 257 and injured 713 people.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 02:26 IST