Gangster Abu Salem serves legal notice to Monica Bedi
Extradited gangster and accused in the 1993 bomb blasts case Abu Salem today served a second legal notice to Bollywood actress Monica Bedi, informing her that she was his legally wedded wife and did not have the right to marry any other person.
In the notice, Salem said that both of them were married in a mosque at Los Angeles in America as per Islamic laws and hence she was not entitled to marry any person unless he divorced her.
The don’s notice, however, said she was free to marry anybody but only after he divorced her.
In the earlier legal notice sent to Bedi, the jailed gangster had said though it would leave him heartbroken, he would not deny her a divorce if she so desired.
Salem said he loved her and was deeply hurt and distressed by statements that she never married him. Dignified silence in this private matter would have been most appropriate, the notice said.
He said his anguish and anxiousness were multiplied as he was unable to communicate with Monica since he was in Arthur Road jail since 2005.
According to a hindi movie producer, when Salem was in India a free man, and was extorting money from Bollywood during this period, he did manage to get Monica work. Producers feared for their lives, and most of them were forced to sign Monica at gun point. Now Salem was in jail, but still kept a tab on Monica, which scared the industry, he added.