Extradited gangster Abu Salem has sought permission to go to a marriage registrar to marry a Mumbra-based woman.
The woman had earlier moved the TADA court seeking permission to marry Salem. The court, however, said that the woman did not require its permission to marry. Subsequently, Salem on Wednesday filed an application to send him to the registrar during office working hours on any day.
The 25-year-old woman sought to marry Salem stating that rumours of her marriage with the gangster last year had made it impossible to find a match elsewhere and that she was defamed after her name and photographs appeared in the media linking her to the gangster.
In her application Thursday, the woman claimed that she has never met Salem before the appeal and there was no question of being threatened by the gangster to file the initial marriage plea. Responding to her initial plea, Salem said he will give “his name to her officially”.
Advocate Farhana Shah representing the 25-year-old Mumbri girl who wants to marry Salem, had argued in the court that the woman was in shock after the marriage article was published and she had never met Salem.
The woman further contended that Salem could not have sought the marriage as he was not aware of the woman’s “plight and defamation” until she filed marriage appeal in the TADA court and that all she wanted was a certificate solemnising their marriage.
Salem in his application on Wednesday has also contended that there was no law barring him, an undertrial prisoner or a convict, from getting married.
Salem also mentioned that he would not misuse the permission if sent to the registrar and further assured that he did not intend to go for further formalities including Nikah, consummation, performance or publicity.