A file photo of Mumbai gangster Abu Salem. Photo: HT
A file photo of Mumbai gangster Abu Salem. Photo: HT

Abu Salem sent to jail for 7 years by Delhi court for extortion

1993 Mumbai blast accused Abu Salem had demanded Rs5 crore as protection money from businessman Ashok Gupta of Delhi in 2002

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday sentenced gangster Abu Salem to seven years rigorous imprisonment for demanding Rs5 crore as protection money from a Delhi-based businessman in 2002.

The court passed the order after hearing arguments on sentence by the prosecution and the defence lawyers. It had convicted Salem in the case on 26 May. In the extortion case lodged in Delhi, it was alleged that Salem had demanded Rs5 crore as protection money from businessman Ashok Gupta, a resident of Greater Kailash in south Delhi, in 2002.

READ: 1993 Mumbai blasts: A timeline of events that led to the conviction of Abu Salem, others

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