A Mumbra-based woman filed an application on Thursday in the Terrorist And Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court seeking for a marriage registrar to be called to court to get her married to extradited gangster Abu Salem if it couldn’t be done outside owing to security issues.
The 25-year-old woman had approached the TADA court seeking permission to marry Salem, stating that rumours of her marriage with the gangster last year had made it impossible to find any other match for her and that she was defamed after her name and photographs appeared in the media linking her to Salem.
The woman also claimed that the police inquiry into the matter had further defamed and humiliated her. Responding to her plea, Salem had said he would give “his name to her officially”.
The CBI had earlier opposed the plea in an application claiming that Salem is a convict under the TADA and there
were chances of him having threatened the woman to file the application seeking an official marriage.
The agency also apprehended taking Salem to the marriage registrar as there could be a security threat during the commute.
Though the prosecution, in its application opposing the plea, maintained that there was hardly any evidence to claim that the marriage between the duo had taken place in a train from Lucknow, “the tenor of the application implicitly speaks about the existence of the unofficial marriage”.
The rejoinder application by the woman, however, had contended that if there was an unofficial marriage that has already taken place, then Salem should have been the first to ask for an official marriage and not the woman herself.