Abu Salem's parole-application to get married for third-time gets rejected
Authorities have rejected an application of the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case convict, Abu Salem, seeking 40-day parole to get married. The underworld don, serving a life sentence and lodged in Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai, moved the application a month ago, a senior police official said. Salem's application was forwarded to Konkan Divisional Commissioner for a decision, who rejected it. Here's more.
Plea rejected after Thane Police Commissionerate submits negative report
The Konkan Divisional Commissioner, the competent authority to process such pleas, rejected the extradited gangster's application three days ago on the grounds of his security. Before rejecting it, the Divisional Commissioner sought a report from Thane Police Commissionerate as Salem's residential address in Mumbra falls under it. After receiving a negative report, the Divisional Commissioner rejected Salem's plea for parole, the official added.
Salem, in his 50s, wants to marry a Mumbra woman
According to police, Salem, in his 50s, was to tie the knot reportedly for the third time, with a Mumbra woman in Thane on May 5. In 2015, the Mumbra woman had submitted an application in the special TADA court, which was hearing the blasts case, stating she wanted to marry Salem and he, too, had agreed to tie the knot with her.
Salem faces criminal charges in many cases
The Mumbra woman earlier claimed to have married Salem during a train journey to Uttar Pradesh in 2014, The gangster, extradited from Portugal in 2005, originally hails from UP's Azamgarh. Salem and four others were convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case in September last year. The bombings had killed 257 people and injured 713. Salem is facing charges in several other criminal matters.Share this timeline