Mumbai, Jun 7: Extradited gangster Abu Salem will move a Portugal court to recall him, alleging that the Indian government has violated extradition conditions, his lawyer Ashok Sarogi said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
"We are leaving for Portugal today and would file an application in a court in the Portugal capital Lisbon after going through the extradition records," Sarogi told PTI.
Sarogi claimed the extradition conditions had been violated because the Indian government had informed the Lisbon court that Salem was required only for the purposes of trial in some criminal cases pending in India, and assured that no further investigation would be done in those cases.
This is being "violated" because the Mumbai police and the CBI had recently filed a chargesheets against Salem in the Pradeep Jain murder case, Ajit Dewani murder case and the 1993 bomb blast case, Sarogi said.
According to Salem's lawyer, a chargesheet is filed when investigations are complete and hence further investigations in these three cases were made after Salem was extradited from Portugal.
"We have challenged the prosecution move to chargesheet Salem in these cases before various courts in Mumbai and the matter is pending," Sarogi said.
In a related development, Salem's lawyer also moved the Bombay High Court urging it to order a probe into the telecast of Salem's recorded video interview, by some TV channels. "When he was in police and judicial custody how could someone interview him in jail?" he asked.
The matter will come up for hearing on June 20, Sarogi said.