Abu Salem being taken to police custody
Abu Salem being taken to police custody

Abu Salem extortion case verdict deferred yet again

ANI | Updated: Apr 28, 2018 15:44 IST

New Delhi, [India] Apr 28 (ANI): Delhi's Patiala House Court Saturday deferred judgment in the 2002 extortion case involving 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem till May 04.

Today, there was a possibility of the verdict being pronounced, but due to unknown reasons, the judgment was delayed by a week.

Earlier on April 21, the court deferred the judgment.

Previously, Salem claimed that the prosecution did not have enough evidence against him in the case after a fresh production warrant was issued against him in February.

Through his lawyer, the gangster had even claimed that the trial in the case violated an order by which he was extradited to India from Portugal in 2005.

Currently, Salem is facing trial for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore as protection money from Delhi businessman Ashok Gupta in 2002. (ANI)