The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case convict Abu Salem seeking his transfer from Navi Mumbai to Tihar Jail. The bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramaniam granted liberty to the petitioner to approach the Bombay High Court.
Advocate Vikrant Yadav, appearing as Amicus Curiae in the jail petition, is seeking the transfer of petitioner from Navi Mumbai to Tihar Jail. He said the extradition of the petitioner must be terminated and for this, he has applied to the registry for certain documents.
Salem is serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which 257 people were killed and over 700 seriously injured. Earlier, the Court had rejected his plea seeking bail for better treatment as he had undergone angioplasty twice.