4 suspended after attack on Salem

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 10:34 hrs

Mumbai: A jail officer and three policemen were suspended from duty on Friday after gangster Abu Salem, who is an accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, was attacked inside the Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.

Another inmate, Devendra Jagtap, who was arrested in connection with the murder case of an advocate named Shahid Azmi, shot Salem and injured him on the arm at around 8:30 pm on Thursday.

A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the attacker while the Maharashtra government has ordered a high-level probe into the matter, reports said.

Salem, who was treated for a bullet injury at a hospital, was brought to Taloja Central Jail on Friday morning.

Salem was arrested in Lisbon in 2002 along with his girlfriend, actor Monica Bedi, and extradited from Portugal in 2005 for his alleged role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts which left 257 people dead and 713 injured.

He was earlier moved to the Taloja Central Jail over security concerns after being attacked inside Mumbai's Arthur Road jail in 2010.

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