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Profile: India’s dreaded gangster

The gangster Abu Salem, who appeared in court on Friday, is one of the Indian underworld’s most dreaded figures. Indian police accuse Abu Salem of involvement in attacks in Mumbai (Bombay) in 1993 that killed more than 250 people. Indian investigators also want to question Salem in connection with more than 60 murders as well as cases of extortion and kidnapping involving Bollywood film producers and actors. Abu Salem, alias Abdul Saleem Ansari, is charged with being involved in the bombings which rocked India’s commercial capital in March 1993. Salem fled India after the bombings, which left 1,000 injured, with his companion and former Bollywood actress Monica Bedi. Full Story

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