Delhi Court Sentences Gangster Abu Salem To Jail For 7 Years In 2002 Extortion Case

Abu Salem had been convicted in the case on May 26. (File photo)

New Delhi:  A Delhi court today sentenced gangster Abu Salem to seven years rigorous imprisonment for demanding Rupees 5 crore as protection money from a Delhi-based businessman in 2002.

The court passed the order after hearing arguments on sentence by the prosecution and the defence lawyers. It had convicted Salem in the case on May 26.

In the extortion case lodged in Delhi, it was alleged that Salem had demanded Rs 5 crore as protection money from businessman Ashok Gupta, a resident of Greater Kailash in south Delhi, in 2002.

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