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Should Abu Salem be given death penalty?

November 12, 2005

Portugal on Friday extradited underworld don Abu Salem, the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed around 250 people.

India had to give a written undertaking that neither Salem nor his girlfriend Monica Bedi would be given capital punishment.

As soon Salem was produced in the court, the designated Terrorist And Disputed Activities court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation how it was producing an accused incourt with a pre-condition.

Judge P D Kode asked if there was any legal provision that could allow them to do this.

Was it right on part of the Indian government to have given such an undertaking, especially when Salem is accused in one of the largest terror attacks on Indian soil?

If charges warrant the death penalty, should the government stick to its undertaking or should he be given the death penalty? Tell us.

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Number of User Comments: 659

Sub: to live and let live

For all reasons no matter how many cases he's tried for , the fact remains that he will not be given 302 , unless some ...

Posted by Abhinav Bhushan

Sub: No he should not

No he should not be given capital punishment. Step by step he is confessing and revealing all the datails. How could he smuggled arm in ...

Posted by asksultan

Sub: AbuSalem

Abusalem should be hanged

Posted by Sudeshna Mukherjee

Sub: Yes. Capital Punishment should be awarded but not death

He should be awarded life time rigous improsement with torching as done in Arab Countries. He should be charged with leather belt, stones and other ...


Sub: yes

yes, definitely. But society changed him like that. His Parents,brothers, friends and his poverty and socity also elegable for punishment.




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