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CBI moves SC, seeks to drop certain charges against Abu Salem

The CBI on Monday moved the SC seeking its permission to drop certain charges against gangster Abu Salem under Tada and Explosive Substances Act in view of its commitment to Portuguese government at the time of his extradition.

Appearing before a bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam, attorney general GE Vahanwati said the government is committed to its assurance given to the Portuguese court and government and sought the apex court’s permission to drop the additional charges framed against Salem.

‘The applicant (CBI) reiterates its commitment which was given to the Portugal government when Salem was extradited to India to the extent that he shall not be awarded death penalty and/or detained in custody for a period more than 25 years if found guilty,’ the application filed by the agency said.

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