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Abu Salem won't be included in voters' list

November 25, 2006 23:28 IST

Extradited gangster Abu Salem's application to enroll in the voters' list in Uttar Pradesh's Nizamabad has been rejected.

His lawyer said he will move court on the matter.

The rejection will be a blow to Salem's dreams of entering the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Nizamabad sub-divisional magistrate Vidya Shankar Singh said he had not been residing in the area for the past 14 years and that he also did he present himself personally for a plea in this regard.

Singh said he had examined the matter thoroughly.

The jailed gangster and one-time associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, extradited from Portugal along with former Bollywood actress Monica Bedi, had said he wanted to contest the coming assembly elections in the state.

Posters featuring his photographs with Diwali and Eid greetings had sprung up at various places in this constituency and the regional political party Apna Dal said it would back him.

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Sub: Abu Salem political dream hit

Free expression is one's right, but people who knowingly back known criminals are the same as accessories to aiding and abetting criminal activities, as such, ...

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Sub: Wish to God that the nomination does not get accepted

Else we will have all the gansters/murderers surrendering to the police.. getting protection, lodging/boarding at our cost and sitting in the Jail they will all ...

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Sub: Abu Salem's political dream hit

I am just unable to digested why this guy is not hang yet? What the hell the madia is playing to make one enemy of ...

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