HC rejects gangster Abu Salem’s 45-day parole plea to marry third time


Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 7, 2018 15:26

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected underworld don Abu Salem’s 45-day parole plea to get married for the third time.
FILE PHOTO: Abu Salem (C) is surrounded by policemen as he arrives at a court in the southern city of Hyderabad, India, December 20, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/File Photo

MUMBAI: Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected underworld don Abu Salem’s 45-day parole plea to get married for the third time. Salem had sought permission from the Bombay HC seeking parole to marry his Thane-based girlfriend (resident of Mumbra town) Heena alias Kausar Bahar. Salem, who’s currently lodged in Taloja Jail, Raigad, is convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case and is serving life imprisonment for the same.

As per reports, Salem had claimed having married Kausar over the phone while en route Lucknow for a court case in 2014. Salem said that he wanted to formalise his marriage with Kausar by going to the registrar’s office so he needed a parole for the same.

Acting Chief Justice VK Tahilramani and Justice MS Sonak rejected the gangster’s request by claiming that as per prison rules, people convicted under terror charges were not eligible for parole or furlough.

 Salem, after killing almost 257 people and injuring several during the bomb blast, was extradited from Portugal in November 2005.

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