Nov 26, 2008

Abu Salem celebrates 'wedding anniversary' in prison

Underworld don Abu Salem was in a quiet reflective mood on Thursday as he spent his eighth 'wedding' anniversary in Arthur Road Jail

Underworld don Abu Salem being brought to a court in New Delhi.

after claiming to have married starlet Monica Bedi. The actress, however, denies having tied the nuptial knot.

The only guest on this day for extradited gangster, being tried for 1993 serial Mumbai bomb blast, was his lawyer Raja Thakur.

Salem has been reading letters and greeting cards sent to him by Monica since 2001 and he is feeling "very lonely," Thakur said after visiting Salem.

"Although Monica has been denying her marriage with the don, Salem claims that they got married in a mosque in Los Angeles in November 2000," Thakur said.

Notwithstanding Monica's denial, Salem celebrated his eighth marriage anniversary as a special day without Bedi, who was recently evicted from reality TV show Bigg Boss .

The one-time starlet has stuck to her position that she was never married to Salem and maintained in several media interviews that though she knew the underworld don for several years, they had never got married.