HYDERABAD: Abu Salem, the key accused in fake passport case, was produced before the Special CBI court here on Monday.
He was brought from Mumbai and produced in the court amidst tight security.
After hearing the CBI’s arguments, the court posted the case for hearing on January 30.
The CBI told the court that they questioned as many as 39 witnesses and collected 52 documents in connection with the fake passport case.
The court framed charges against Abu Salem, who is also an accused in the 1993 serial Mumbai bomb blasts, under 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using forged documents) of the IPC and 12 (1) B of the Passport Act.
The CBI filed a case against Salem, Monica Bedi, Salem's first wife Sabeen Azmi and others for procuring passports using fictitious names and addresses in Kurnool district in August 2001