[BREAKING] Supreme Court says Central government should release Abu Salem on completion of 25 years imprisonment

A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh held that the Court cannot commute the sentence as was prayed for, but Central government can exercise its remission powers to release Salem as per the treaty.
Abu salem, Supreme Court
Abu salem, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday held that gangster Abu Salem convicted in the 1993 Bombay blasts case has to be released by the Central government upon completion of 25 years imprisonment as per the terms of an extradition treaty between India and Portugal [Abu Salem v. State of Maharashtra].

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