Abu Salem~~s funding was monitored by a ex-cricketer

Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:The names of a former Indian cricketer and a film actress have surfaced during the investigations into the funding of the expenses of underworld don Abu Salem in Portugal.

Highly-placed security agency sources said the bank transactions of Salem were monitored closely and names of the former cricketer and the actress, who had been allegedly laundering money for Salem, now lodged in a Portugal jail, and taking care of his expenses in that country.

Security agencies wanted to unravel the funding mystrey completely and traced some of the financial transactions to the former Indian crickter and the actress.

The sources refused to give out the name of the crickter and the actress but claimed there were enough proof to prosecute them.

Salem has been facing extradition trial to India and is currently serving four-and-a-half-year imprisonment in Lisbon for entering Portugal on forged documents.

India has sought his extradition in seven cases including the Mumbai serial blasts.

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