Mumbai blasts 1993: Abu Salem wants to marry, prison authorities reject parole application

Navi Mumbai Commissioner has rejected parole application of 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem. Salem had sought the parole for nikah with 27-year-old Mumbra woman. He had applied for 45 days parole.

Abu Salem had appealed to the prision department of Taloja cell for his wedding with Kausar Bahar.

According to reports, Salem has fixed May 5 as the auspicious day for the nikah.

Salem had earlier claimed that he had married her “over the phone” during a train journey while travelling with a police escort for a court hearing.

According to media reports, the woman claimed that news reports of her marriage with Salem ended up defaming her. “Since no one else would tie the knot with me, I am left with no option but to sign the nikahname with Salem”, she was quoted as saying in the media reports. Bahar had threatened to commit suicide if she was not allowed to marry Salem and had moved an application to the effect in court.

It is not the first time that Salem has tried to get permission to marry the woman. Earlier, he made a number of applications in the TADA court pleading that he be escorted to the registrar of marriages office in Mumbai.

Salem has been convicted in the Mumbai bomb blasts case of 1993 as one of the key conspirators.

(With ANI inputs)


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