Mumbai, Apr 21: Navi Mumbai Commissioner on Saturday rejected parole application of 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem.
On March 27, Abu Salem made a plea seeking for marriage demanding parole while serving life imprisonment for the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. But his plea was rejected by the police commissioner. On February 16, Salem approached Taloja Prison officials in Mumbai demanding for 45 days bail. Salem was seeking to marry under the special marriage act in Mumbai on May 5. He would be stopping at Hina’s house (the person who wants to get married to) at the time of parole.
On March 12, 1993, Mumbai was rocked by 13 explosions across the city. According to reports, total people injured during the blasts was 1,400 while over 300 people lost their lives. It was the first terror attack in the country where RDX was used as explosive.
Abu Salem was also held guilty in 2002 Delhi extortion case where he allegedly demanded Rs 50 million as protection money from Delhi based businessman Ashok Gupta. Delhi’s Patiala House Court has deferred the pronouncement of his sentencing to April 28.