The Gangster Abu Salem was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by the Tis Hazari Court in Delhi today. Salem was charged with money extortion case in the year 2002 where he demanded 5 Crore rupees from a Delhi-based businessman named Ashok Gupta from Greater Kailash. The gangster was demanding the said amount for protection money from the businessman and he also threatened the businessman to eliminate him and his family members if the amount was not paid.
Convicted under section 387 of the Indian Penal Code (which states putting a person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion. Under this section whoever is found guilty is punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine) and under Section 506 of IPC (which states punishment for criminal intimidation, and if found guilty the convicted shall be put behind bars for 2 years or more and shall also be liable for fine) Salem was sentenced to imprisonment of his 2002 extortion case.
The court passed the order after hearing arguments on sentence by the prosecution and the defense lawyers and the court had convicted Salem in the case on May 26, TOI reported.
The ex-underworld don earlier was also convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.