After a special court in Mumbai pronounced the quantum of sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case against Abu Salem and four other convicts, Abu Salem has other plans after the sentence. While the special court sentenced Karimullah Khan and gangster Abu Salem to life imprisonment, Feroz Khan and Tahir Merchant were awarded death sentence. Riyaz Siddiqui, another convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
What is Abu Salem’s next move?
The special CBI court had claimed that Dossa, Merchant and Feroz, were the “Main conspirators” in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. After the special court in Mumbai pronounced life term for Abu Salem, Abu Salem plans to move European court. Abu Salem is all set to fight his battle for early release. It was reported that Abu Salem will challenge the sentence in the European Court of Human Rights and will seek early release after getting life term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
TADA court added more charges alleges Abu Salem
As per reports, Abu Salem, the extradited gangster has claimed that the TADA court convicted him under charges of TADA Act and criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code. He alleged that both the charges were not mentioned earlier in the extradition order. In the dreadful 1993 Mumbai blasts case that left 257 people dead 24 years ago, the special TADA court awarded life sentences to two convicts, death penalty to two convicts and 10 years to one accused. Abu Salem is one of the two accused who received life term for the crime. Abu Salem also alleged that the Indian government had promised him that the charges framed against him, that are not mentioned in the treaty order, would be dropped.
This is what Abu Salem’s lawyer said
Abu Salem’s lawyer told that the government of India has breached several conditions of the extradition orders that were passed by the government of Portugal. As per reports, Abu Salem’s lawyer alleged that the government of Portugal had allowed India’s request to extradite Abu Salem on certain conditions that were breached by the Indian government. Abu Salem’s lawyer also alleged that Abu Salem has been convicted and tried for several new cases, besides this several new charges have been framed against him on the basis of new evidence that was missing or not mentioned in the extradition order. As per the extradition agreement, Abu Salem’s Lawyer stated that his sentence to imprisonment for life is one of the violations.
Source: Hindustan Times