The Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court recently allowed an application filed by the office of Thane commissioner of police pleading the court to direct the prison authorities to allow the Thane police to interrogate gangster Abu Salem in the prison premises with regard to his alleged marriage, which took place when he was in judicial custody. The court presided by judge Govind Sanap have asked the police authorities to provide the jail authorities with the date as well as time, when the police would approach the jail authorities to interrogate Salem.
As per a media report, which was published in the first week of February, it read that the underworld gangster Abu Salem had performed his marriage ceremony with a Mumbra based girl, who as per the reports, was ten years younger to the accused. The reports had further claimed that the said marriage took place when the police escorts were escorting the accused to Lucknow in order to attend his trial in the fake passport case. The court accordingly had taken a cognizance of the same and had asked the Thane Commissioner of Police to investigate the matter, if the reports were true or false and accordingly file a report on the same.
When DNA spoke to the Thane Commissioner of police, K P Raghuvanshi, he claimed, "Since we have to investigate in the matter, hence we will have to interrogate the accused. However the matter is with the Thane's Assistant commissioner of police (ACP), who is looking in the matter and who would interrogate the accused and would find out if the media reports were true or false."