Abu Salem can be tried for all crimes in India: Apex court

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts accused and underworld don Abu Salem can be tried for all the crimes he had committed in the country. The court dismissed his plea that he could only be tried for the cases for which the Portugal court permitted his extradition.

Justice P Sathasivam and Justice AK Ganguly, constituting the apex court bench that heard the case, in their concurrent judgments said that beyond the extradition treaty that bound them, both India and Portugal were signatories to the UN convention on suppression of terrorism.

Concurring with Justice Sathasivam, Justice Ganguly said that all the offences Abu Salem committed made him extraditable.

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