Supreme Court refuses Abu Salem's petition alleging his 'illegal extradition'

On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition by gangster Abu Salem, who argued that his extradition was unconstitutional and was liable to be cancelled due to the Indian authorities' breach of terms.

A bench led by SA Bobde, Chief Justice of India, urged Salem to refer his plea to the Bombay High Court. The plea also sought instructions for Salem to be moved from Taloja prison to Tihar jail in order for amicus curiae to speak to him and obtain some documents.

Salem claimed that the extradition treaty had been broken by the Indian authorities.
Salem, accused of serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993, was extradited from Portugal after a protracted legal battle on 11 November 2005.