Abu Salem
Indian mobster
Abu Salem
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.
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The Syrian Dilemma
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-Syrian border. Many hawks who have been against the Russian interference in Syria have no doubt been celebrating with a fine bottle of champagne. But should we be rejoicing too? Russia says that the fighter jet in question was flying inside Syria while Turkey says it had violated its airspace instead. To me this distinction is not that relevant. Not because international law is not important, but rather because these types of situations happen more often than less. Only a few weeks ago the Colombian government complained that Venezuelan Sukhoi jets had flown over its airspace. In 2014 alone Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace 2,244 times. So it is actually really rare to witness the bellicose response taken by the Turkish government. Some reports argue that the Turkish government downed the fighter jet because Russia was targeting Turkmen. Yes they were ethnic ...
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ISIS finance chief killed in Iraq air strike - News24
Google News - about 1 year
News24 ISIS finance chief killed in Iraq air strike News24 Smoke billowing from the coastal Palestinian enclave following an Israeli air strike. (Jack Guez, AFP). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories. Related Links. 22 civilians killed in Syrian triple ... Daesh finance chief killed in airstrike last month: PentagonAl-Bawaba ISIS finance chief killed in Iraq air strike: USThe Straits Times Islamic State finance chief Abu Saleh killed in air strike: USThe Indian Express UPI.com -Manila Bulletin all 291 news articles »
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Amid The Ruins, Gaza's Children Are Back At School And Ready To Learn
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Hollow buildings still scar the landscape of Gaza City's Shujaiyeh neighborhood, the site of some of the heaviest bombardments and fiercest clashes during last year's war between Israel and Hamas militants. But even amid the ruins of Shujaiyeh, Palestinian children are back at school and ready to learn. "My favorite thing about coming back to school is seeing my friends and teachers," 9-year-old Bara’a Habib told Jehad Saftawi, a communications associate for the U.S.-based nonprofit the Institute for Middle East Understanding, when Saftawi visited her school in late August for a photo essay project. "This is my third day of school, and it’s going well." The Subhi Abu Karsh school -- which teaches 1,016 boys and girls from 6 to 16 years old -- was heavily damaged in the July-August 2014 war. When the students first returned last fall, there were gaping holes in the classroom walls. A year later, the legacy of war still lingers. While most damage has been fixed, the walls o ...
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Who Are The Mediterranean Migrant Smugglers?
Here And Now - WBUR - almost 2 years
Migrants who were hoping to reach Europe by boat sit at Abu Salim detention centre for illegal migrants in the Libyan capital Tripoli on April 21, 2015, after they were detained at a Libyan port as they waited inside a boat to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to Libyan security forces. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images) Europe is struggling to stop the record number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean with the hope of escaping violence, civil war and poverty. Those numbers are rising dramatically, and so are the numbers of those who die at sea, with some groups like the International Organization of Migration saying the figure could rise to 30,000. As European leaders look to ways that could stop the dying, they are looking at the men who are sending migrants on their journeys. Who are these smugglers? And how do they run their lucrative operations? Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Italian criminologist Andrea Di Nicola who spent two years traveli ...
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Gangster Abu Salem marries Mumbai girl on train to Lucknow
The Times of India - about 3 years
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TADA Court orders Abu Salem's transfer back to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - about 3 years
Daily News & Analysis TADA Court orders Abu Salem's transfer back to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai Daily News & Analysis A designated TADA court today directed the prisons department to transfer extradited gangster Abu Salem back to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai from Thane jail where he has been lodged since November last year. "The special court has directed the prisons ... HC lifts ban on construction of CIDCO buildings near Taloja jailFree Press Journal all 15 news articles »
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Abu Salem's bail plea adjourned till November 7 - NDTV
Google News - over 3 years
Abu Salem's bail plea adjourned till November 7 NDTV New Delhi: A Delhi court today adjourned extradited gangster Abu Salem's bail plea till November 7 after he failed to appear for hearing. The gangster, extradited from Portugal in November 2005, is facing trial for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore as protection ... Court to hear Abu Salem's bail plea Nov 7Business Standard Abu Salem seeks bail, court adjourns plea for November 7Deccan Chronicle all 7 news articles »
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Libya government furious over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's court absence
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Tripoli regime's credibility in tatters after militia in Zintan escort hold dictator's son for separate trial in western town The son of Libya's former dictator Muammar Gaddafi has missed a court hearing after the militia holding him refused to send him to the capital, underscoring the continued weakness of the central government after the country's civil war. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent figure of his father's regime, appeared for a separate hearing instead in the western town of Zintan, where a militia has held him since the end of the war. The slim, bearded Gaddafi stood and sat at times in a cage inside the courtroom, wearing a blue prison uniform. The judge adjourned the trial until 12 December over a lack of evidence. Al-Seddik al-Sur of the state prosecutor's office told reporters that authorities have asked for "justification" as to why Gaddafi was not transferred from Zintan as planned. The Tripoli trial involves 38 former regime officials, including notoriou ...
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Abe Sales Tax Pitch Gets Easier
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
Japan's robust economic data makes a planned rise in its sales tax more likely to go ahead.
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Abu Salem to be shifted to Thane jail
The Times of India - over 3 years
The over-crowded Thane central jail is likely to have gangster Abu Salem as its new inmate following a proposal to that effect by the Maharasthra prisons department who is eager to transfer him out of Taloja jail.     
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CBI allowed to drop certain charges against Abu Salem in 1993 blasts - NDTV
Google News - over 3 years
CBI allowed to drop certain charges against Abu Salem in 1993 blasts NDTV Mumbai: A special TADA court today allowed the CBI to drop certain charges against extradited gangster Abu Salem in connection with the 1993 serial bomb blasts case. The CBI had earlier told the Supreme Court that it wanted to withdraw certain charges ... and more »
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Abu Salem loses final round of legal battle to get back his liberty - Indlaw.com
Google News - over 3 years
Times of India Abu Salem loses final round of legal battle to get back his liberty Indlaw.com 6.8.2013 (UNI) 'Mafia don' Abu Salem lost the final round of a legal battle to get back his liberty. The Supreme Court dismissed Salem's petition for quashing of criminal proceedings pending against him in India. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam ... Salem extradition still valid: SCIndian Express Abu Salem will stay in India: SCTimes of India SC verdict on Abu Salem's plea on MondayHindustan Times India Today -NDTV -Press Trust of India all 30 news articles »
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Supreme Court lifts stay on Abu Salem's trial, says extradition to India valid - NDTV
Google News - over 3 years
NDTV Supreme Court lifts stay on Abu Salem's trial, says extradition to India valid NDTV New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem to India is valid. Salem, 45, was sent by Portugal to Mumbai in November 2005 along with his then companion, actor Monica Bedi. He is imprisoned at the Arthur Road ... Supreme Court to deliver verdict on Abu Salem's plea todayBusiness Standard SC to deliver verdict on Abu Salem plea tomorrowindiatvnews.com all 8 news articles »
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SC to deliver verdict on Abu Salem plea tomorrow - indiatvnews.com
Google News - over 3 years
India Today SC to deliver verdict on Abu Salem plea tomorrow indiatvnews.com New Delhi, Aug 4: The Supreme Court will tomorrow pronounce its verdict on gangster Abu Salem's plea for quashing trials against him in various cases after Portugal's apex court terminated his extradition to India for “violation” of deportation rules by ... SC to Decide on Abu Salem's Plea, CBI to Drop Additional ChargesIBTimes India all 4 news articles »
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After Dawood Ibrahim, Abu Salem inspires film?
The Times Of India - over 3 years
Dinesh P. Bhosle's film 'Calapor' revolves around the happenings in a jail, based on the reports that Abu Salem was shot inside the Tajola jail in Navi Mumbai and deals with various intricate details of conspiracies behind the rods.     
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Abu Salem attack: Cops yet to get custody of gunman - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - over 3 years
The Hindu Abu Salem attack: Cops yet to get custody of gunman Daily News & Analysis Almost three days after gangster Abu Salem was shot at in Taloja jail, the Navi Mumbai police investigating the incident have not got custody of the gunman. The police said that they have applied for custody of Devendra Baburao Jagtap, 29, alias JD, but ... No headway yet in Salem attack caseHindustan Times Salem assailant squeals on mentor Santosh ShettyTimes of India Dossa gave supari to kill Salem: PoliceIndian Express Economic Times -The Hindu -IBNLive all 94 news articles »
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Abu Salem escaped this time, but we'll not spare him: Chhota Shakeel
The Times of India - over 3 years
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Abu Salem attack: 4 cops suspended, lawyers planning to move Portuguese ... - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - over 3 years
Daily News & Analysis Abu Salem attack: 4 cops suspended, lawyers planning to move Portuguese ... Daily News & Analysis Qureshi also said since Salem was being tried by a TADA court in connection with the 1993 blasts and the murder of builder Pradeep Jain, she will inform the court about the "shocking" security breach in jail that led to the attack. Abu Salem - DNA. A day after ... Salem attack a well-planned conspiracy, say copsTimes of India Is the D-Company behind the attack on 1993 Bombay blasts accused Abu Salem?IBNLive Abu Salem attacked in jail: Maharashtra government orders investigationNDTV Oneindia -All India Radio -Hindustan Times all 63 news articles »
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Yemeni chief killed, apparent al-Qaida revenge
Fox News - about 4 years
Yemeni security officials say a prominent tribal chief has been killed in an ambush, an apparent revenge attack by al-Qaida for his security links. The officials said suspected al-Qaida militants fatally shot Ali Abdul-Salam Thursday and wounded two of his guards as they rode in his vehicle in the southern province of Abyan. Security and tribal officials said Abul-Salam, an elected local council member in Shabwa province, was accused by militants of providing information to security agencies and foreign intelligence that led to the targeting of al-Qaida members. The officials were speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters. The government, backed by the U.S., has been going after al-Qaida militants who have established strongholds in Yemen's south.
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 47
    He was sentenced life imprisonment in Pradeep Jain murder case on 25 February 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Abu Salem is currently incarcerated in high-security Arthur Jail in India. In August 2013, Punjabi Singer Sukhwinder Singh Maan alias Sukha Delhi wala revealed that he would release a song composed by Abu Salem while lodged in Tihar Jail, in his next Music Album. The Music Album shall also feature many other celebrities like Rahul Mahajan and Vindu Dara Singh. Abu Salem is said to be a billionaire gangster worth Rs. 55 billion (Approx $0.67 billion). His cash and property have been valued at least Rs 10 billion, which is divided between him and his wife, Samira Jumani. While Salem stakes a claim to Rs 2 billion, his wife possess Rs 8 billion in cash and property. Salem's investments in Bollywood and hawala rackets are estimated to be at least another Rs 30 billion. The CBI arrived at the figures on the basis of one-years transactions (2000–2001), and are said to be a conservative estimate.
    Abu Salem was convicted in Pradeep Jain murder case on 16 February 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Jain, a city-based builder, was shot dead outside his Juhu bungalow on 7 March 1995. Nameem Khan, an accused in the case had turned approver. Riyaz Siddiqui, another accused in the case had turned approver then retracted and is being tried separately.
    He was tried and convicted in some cases and was awarded life imprisonment in 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Salem sustained injury to his hand as Jagtap fired one round.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He stands accused of ferrying and distributing weapons. A lower court in Portugal cancelled his extradition to India for violation of deportation rules by Indian authorities by instituting fresh cases against him which attracted death penalty. In July 2012, the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice questioned the legal right of Indian authorities to challenge the cancellation of extradition order.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In February 2004, a Portugal court cleared his extradition to India to face trial in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.
    More Details Hide Details In November 2005, Portuguese authorities handed him over to India on the assurance by the Government of India that the death penalty would not be handed out. When Salem was in Lisbon fighting India's extradition attempt, the only proof that he was indeed Salem was provided by the fingerprint and photographs taken after his arrest in 1991. Monica Bedi was also extradited to India and later convicted of passport forgery in 2006 and served her imprisonment but she was not involved in any of the business which belongs to abu salem.
  • 2002
    Age 34
    On 20 September 2002, he was arrested along with Monica Bedi by Interpol in Lisbon, Portugal.
    More Details Hide Details His satellite phone was tracked using GPS technology. Monica Bedi was a film actress who reportedly had relationship with him.
    In July 2002, Two shooters of Salem gang opened fire on film director Lawrence D'souza who survived.
    More Details Hide Details He also attempted to kill cine figures Rajiv Rai, Rakesh Roshan and Manmohan Shetty. He was convicted for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and murder of music baron Gulshan Kumar in 1996 Indian actress Manisha's secretary, a builder and more than 50 other cases.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    In October 2001, Four members of his gang shot down in Bandra before they could target film personalities Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowarikar and Jhamu Sughand.
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    In January 2001, his men shot Ajit Diwani, personal secretary to film actress Manisha Koirala.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    In 2000, he planned kidnapping of Milton Plastics owner for ransom of Rs 30 million.
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  • 1998
    Age 30
    He finally parted ways with Dawood after being sidelined in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details His friction with Shakeel and Dawood's favouring of Shakeel is believed to be the reason behind Salem's split from the D-Company.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    Salem is believed to have murdered music baron Gulshan Kumar on 12 August 1997 without Dawood's consent, angering him.
    More Details Hide Details Salem fled Dubai, fearing Dawood's wrath.
    In mid-1997, reportedly went to Pakistan to make arrangements for the marriage of Dawood's brother Humayun.
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    In 1993, he left the country and moved to Dubai when the police started rounding up suspects in serial blasts case.
    More Details Hide Details He had a business establishment there called Kings of Car Trading. He organised stage shows where he invited actors. He later took charge of the D-Company’s Bollywood deals. He was involved in extorting from the Hindi film industry, channelling illicit money into film production, forcibly getting the dates of stars, and usurping overseas rights. Salem first worked under Chhota Shakeel but later split and took to threatening film personalities for extortion.
    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.
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  • 1992
    Age 24
    In 1992, he supplied weapons to film actor Sanjay Dutt.
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  • 1991
    Age 23
    He married Samira Jumani, a college girl and a 17 year old minor in 1991 from whom he has a son.
    More Details Hide Details Samira currently lives in Duluth, Georgia, United States. Post Salem's arrest in Portugal, she told interviewers that he was a "violent psychotic man" and she was forced into marriage. In September 2002, Abu Salem and his Bollywood partner Monica Bedi, were arrested and served jail sentence in Portugal for entering the country on forged documents. In 2006, an Indian Court convicted Bedi for procuring a passport on a fictitious name. In November 2010, the Supreme Court of India upheld her conviction but reduced the jail term to the period that she had already served.
    In 1991, he was arrested by then additional commissioner of police, A. A. Khan, from his travel agency in Santacruz under charge of extortion.
    More Details Hide Details He was handed over to the D N Nagar police station in Andheri, northwest Mumbai, where Salem's in-laws had registered a case against him. But after spending two days in jail, he was released.
  • 1990
    Age 22
    In 1990, he was recruited to oversee Dawood gang's (also known as D-Company) Mumbai operations.
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  • 1989
    Age 21
    In 1989, he handled a few land deals for Dawood Ibrahim gang, came in contact with Anees Ibrahim, Dawood's younger brother, over telephone.
    More Details Hide Details Anees offered him a job and he worked as a driver and transported arms. His proficiency at delivering goods at the right time and place earned him the nickname Abu Samaan.
  • 1988
    Age 20
    In 1988, he assaulted a colleague over a monetary issue and the first case against him was registered at Andheri police station.
    More Details Hide Details In the meantime, he married Samira Jumani, a girl from Jogeshwari, from whom he divorced later. He has two sons from her. He loved film and reportedly named his sons after Bollywood actors. His elder brother Abu Hatim, also known as Chunchun miyan, owns a shop in his native village. Abu Salem started off by conning buyers with cheap electronic goods outside Andheri railway station. In the early 1990s, Salem stayed with his cousin Akthar, a small-time criminal working with gangster Sayyed Topi in Mumbai. Salem later shifted to Santa Cruz and started a travel agency. He got in touch with J K Ibrahim, who was working for Dawood. Through him, Salem came in the contact with Dawood gang.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 19
    Later he became a real estate broker, operated from Arasa Market in Andheri West in 1987.
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  • 1986
    Age 18
    He worked as a bread delivery boy between Bandra and Andheri; later worked at a garment shop in Andheri West in 1986.
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  • 1985
    Age 17
    In 1985, he came to Mumbai to earn livelihood.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 1
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was a third among four brothers. Though some reports maintain that he was the eldest of four brothers. His father was a lawyer by profession who was killed in a road accident. He started a small mechanic shop in his home town to support his family. He studied in a primary school azamgarh and left the village after completing his inter college. He moved to Delhi, where he worked as a taxi driver.
  • OTHER
  • 1960
    Age -8
    Born in 1960.
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