Abu Salem moves EU rights court

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page -

Gang­ster Abu Salem, con­victed for his role in the 1993 Mum­bai blasts case, has moved a Euro­pean Union court in a bid to have him­self sent back to Portugal from where he was ex­tra­dited to In­dia to face the trial.

Salem moved the Euro­pean Union court months be­fore his con­vic­tion in the 1993 Mum­bai blasts case this week. “We have moved the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights (ECHR), a court un­der Euro­pean Union seek­ing his re­call to Portugal as there were many vi­o­la­tions to his ex­tra­di­tion or­der,” his lawyer Sabha Qureshi said.

Salem ar­gued that af­ter the Portugal court ter­mi­nated his ex­tra­di­tion or­der, his trial in In­dia has be­come il­le­gal. PTI

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