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Oct 26: From composing music to selling perfume: it has surely been a long and controversial trek for Nadeem Saifi.
Sources said that the once Numero Uno music director of Bollywood - he and partner Shravan shot to fame with films like ‘Ashiqui’, ‘Sajaan’, ‘Sadak’ - has shifted from London to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. It has also been learnt that Nadeem was frequently visiting Dubai these days.
Nadeem is wanted by Mumbai Police as a prime accused in the murder case of T-Series boss Gulshan Kumar, who was shot near an Andheri (west) temple on August 12, 1997.
“Yes, he has frequently been travelling out of London. But I don’t think Nadeem has permanently settled down in Jeddah. There is nothing wrong legally if he has moved out of London. He has a house in Jeddah. He may be travelling up and down,” said Nadeem’s lawyer Majeed Memon.
Amin, the former music director’s secretary in Mumbai, said that Nadeem had started a perfume business in Jeddah. “So, he keeps coming shuttling between the two cities,” Amin said without divulging any further detail. Shravan, too, said that he had heard of Nadeem having shifted somewhere. “But I don’t know where. A friend of mine said that he had bumped into Nadeem in Dubai sometime back,” said Shravan.
Deputy commissioner of police (Crime) Dhananjay Kamlakar told DNA on Tuesday, “Even if Nadeem has really shifted to Jeddah, we can still pursue him through the Interpol. Plus there are other means like mutual legal assistance between India and Saudi Arabia.”
Mumbai Police, with the help of Centre, had been trying to get Nadeem extradited from London. But the London High Court dismissed Delhi’s appeal and ordered Nadeem to be discharged “forthwith in relation to the offences in respect of which his return is sought by Union of India.” The Indian government lodged a plea that the court order be reviewed, but was rebuffed by the House of Lords.