The Madhya Pradesh High Court today quashed a production warrant against jailed gangster Abu Salem by a Bhopal court in a 2002 murder case.
In the 1993 Mumbai blasts case Abu Salem, whose role was crucial, got away with a life sentence while two other convicts were awarded death sentence.
Thanks to extradition treaty with Portugal, Abu Salem escapes the hangman's noose for role in 1993 Mumbai blasts case
One of the important clauses in the treaty between India and Portugal for extradition of Salem was an assurance by New Delhi that he would not be sentenced to death.
1993 Mumbai blasts case: Life imprisonment for Abu Salem, Karimullah Khan; convicts Tahir Merchant, Feroz Khan get death sentence
Thirty-five people, including prime accused Dawood Ibrahim, associates Tiger Memon, Mohammed Ahmed Umar Dosa and Javed Chikna are still wanted in the case and are on the run.
Mustafa has been found guilty of taking part in the blasts conspiracy meetings held in India and Dubai before the terror strike was carried out at 12 targets in Mumbai.
Mustafa Dossa and Abu Salem , the main men among the six convicted for their role in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, were as different as chalk and cheese. One was a diehard Dawood Ibrahim loyalist.
Jaan Usman Khan alias Reenu, who is in his 30s and has a long list of arrests in Delhi and Mumbai, was nabbed last night from an area near Sanjay Jheel.
Maria credited the Mumbai police team who did massive work day and night.