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CBI court issues warrant against Salem
January 12, 2006 18:38 IST
Last Updated: January 12, 2006 20:06 IST
The special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Thursday issued production warrant against underworld don Abu Salem, the main accused in a passport forgery case in Andhra Pradesh.
On a petition by CBI, which is investigating into the case, Judge C V Subramanyam ordered that Salem be produced before the court on January 25. The judge also further extended judicial remand of Salem's companion Monica Bedi till January 25.
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Bedi has been lodged in Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad since November 25 in connection with the case while Salem is currently in judicial remand in Mumbai in connection with 1993 serial bomb blast and Pradeep Jain murder case.
Bedi is facing charges of securing a passport in 2001 under a fictitious name and address from Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. She has been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and Passport Act.
The CBI sought Monica's specimen signatures and endorsement of her statement on eight pages. After her counsel represented that she cannot affix her signature in standing posture, she was permitted to be seated in the court. Salem is currently in judicial remand in Mumbai in connection with 1993 serial bomb blast and Pradeep Jain murder case.