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India Portuguese team checks on Abu Salem after he complains about prison blues

12:57  13 june  2018
12:57  13 june  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Lodged in the high-security cell of the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai since over two years, Salem was brought to JJ Hospital for tests after he complained of fever and shivering. His case has now raised serious concerns about the hygiene and condition of prisons in and near the city as well as in the rest

mumbai/cover-story/ portuguese - team -to-visit-city-to- check - on - abu - salem . His main grouse is the lengthy prison time he faces. State prison officials have received a letter from the external affairs ministry about Portugal ’s wish to meet Salem .

Taking note of repeated complaints by Abu Salem, two officials from the Portuguese embassy in Delhi, along with members of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), visited the Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday to check its overall condition and the facilities given to the convicted gangster.

  Portuguese team checks on Abu Salem after he complains about prison blues

Salem, who was extradited from Lisbon in Portugal in 2003, had complained that the clauses mentioned in the extradition treaty were being flouted.

The team of Portuguese and CBI officials entered Taloja jail at 11:45am. They recorded Salem’s statement in the presence of Rajvardhan Sinha, inspector general, prisons, Sadanand Gaikwad, superintendent of Taloja jail, and Salem’s lawyer Saba Qureshi. The process went on till 2pm.

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1. Portuguese Team To Visit City To Check On Abu Salem . His main grouse is the lengthy prison time he faces. State prison officials have received a letter from the external affairs ministry about Portugal ’s wish to meet Salem .

Deported gangster Abu Salem who is in Navi Mumbai's Taloja jail brought to J J Hospital yesterday after complaint of high fever and shivering. Tested positive for Plasmodium Vivax Malaria. But he refused to get admitted to prison ward of J J Hospital and demeaned a separate room.

Qureshi said, “Salem was not asked about his deportation or parole, but only about the conditions in the jail. The embassy officials had come with a questionnaire.”

  Portuguese team checks on Abu Salem after he complains about prison blues

Salem was asked about the attack on him in 2013. “Salem said a bullet was fired at him when he was reading in his barrack. We told the embassy officials that Salem is kept in anda (isolated) cell, with 20 other hardened criminals. He said he was bored of reading newspaper throughout the day and needed someone to chat with,” Qureshi said.

She added that Salem also complained about the quality of food and that toilet and bathroom were inside the barrack.

The embassy officials wanted to see the cell where Salem was lodged, but were not allowed in as they did not have the mandatory prior permission from the state government.

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After he returned to jail, nobody checked on him . Later, he spots Abu Salem sitting in his barracks, and aims at him , from a distance of around 6 ft. Rattled by the gunfire, constable Gitesh Randive who had brought Jagtap back to the prison , rushed to the spot and nabbed him .

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Salem also said he had requested the authorities to shift him to some jail in Uttar Pradesh, as his sister, brother and other family members are based in Azamgarh, and they find it difficult to come to Mumbai to meet him.

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