42-year-old Salem, a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, was injured in an attack allegedly by his fellow inmate, Mustafa Dossa, a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. He has been lodged in the South Mumbai jail since his extradition from Portugal in 2005.
He is currently housed in barrack number 10 of the jail along with scores of other prisoners. Salem is facing trial in nine cases, including two murders.
“Salem was attacked by Mustafa Dossa with sharp object. He was injured and doctors are treating him inside the jail. A police team is at the spot,” Vasant Tajane, Senior Inspector at N M Joshi Marg police station, said.
26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab is also lodged in the same jail.