Petition to send Abu Salem back to Portugal is pending with the Supreme Court

A day after former underworld don Abu Salem was shot at inside Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai, the State government ordered a high-level probe into the attack and suspended a jail officer and three constables after initial inquiry.

Additional Director General of Police (Prison) Meeran Borwankar on Friday inspected the jail premises. “Prima facie there has been negligence on part of jail authorities. The accused was not checked properly at the time of entering the jail and later while entering the high security zone of the prison,” she told reporters outside the jail.

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