Abu Salem

Indian Mobster
Born 1968

Abu Salem is an underworld don originally from Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is convicted for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and killing of India's music baron Gulshan Kumar in 1997, Indian actress Manisha Koirala's secretary, a builder and more than 50 other cases. He has unsuccessfully attempted to kill Bollywood film directors Rajiv Rai and Rakesh Roshan. http://www. dnaindia. com/Report. asp?NewsID=9464 At one time was a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born in 1960.
1969 9 Years Old Abu Salem was born in 1969 (according to the CBI; although the Mumbai police says, 1962; some reports suggests 1968) in a lower-middle-class family in Sarai Mir village of Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh. … Read More


1985 - 1986 2 More Events
1987 27 Years Old Later he became a real estate broker, operated from Arasa Market in Andheri West in 1987.
1988 28 Years Old In 1988, he assaulted a colleague over a monetary issue and the first case against him was registered at Andheri police station. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old In 1989, he handled a few land deals for Dawood Ibrahim gang, came in contact with Anees Ibrahim, Dawood's younger brother, over telephone. … Read More


1990 30 Years Old In 1990, he was recruited to oversee Dawood gang's (also known as D-Company) Mumbai operations.
1991 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, he was arrested by then additional commissioner of police, A. A. Khan, from his travel agency in Santacruz under charge of extortion. … Read More
1992 32 Years Old In 1992, he supplied weapons to film actor Sanjay Dutt.
1993 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He played an active role in March 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts which killed over 250 people, left 700 injured and damaged property worth Rs 270 million.
1997 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In mid-1997, reportedly went to Pakistan to make arrangements for the marriage of Dawood's brother Humayun.
1998 38 Years Old He finally parted ways with Dawood after being sidelined in 1998. … Read More


2000 40 Years Old In 2000, he planned kidnapping of Milton Plastics owner for ransom of Rs 30 million.
2001 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2001, his men shot Ajit Diwani, personal secretary to film actress Manisha Koirala.
2002 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2002, Two shooters of Salem gang opened fire on film director Lawrence D'souza who survived. … Read More
2004 44 Years Old In February 2004, a Portugal court cleared his extradition to India to face trial in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. … Read More
2006 46 Years Old In March 2006, a special TADA court filed eight charges against him and his alleged associate Riaz Siddiqui for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. … Read More


2013 53 Years Old On 27 June 2013, Salem was shot by Devendra Jagtap, an accused in the advocate Shahid Azmi murder case inside Taloja Central Jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, the police said. … Read More
…  He was tried and convicted in some cases and was awarded life imprisonment in 2015.
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