New Delhi: Bombay High Court on Thursday gave its verdict on a petition related to the Gulshan Kumar murder case. The court has upheld the conviction of Abdul Rauf alias Dawood Merchant, a convict in the Gulshan Kumar murder case.
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Abdul Rauf is the accomplice of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Rauf was sentenced to life imprisonment by the sessions court.
The Bombay High Court upheld the sentence, saying that Abdul Rauf was not entitled to any leniency as he had earlier fled to Bangladesh on the pretext of parole.
At the same time, Rashid Mergent (Rauf’s brother), who was acquitted by the sessions court, has also been sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court.
Justice Jadhav and Justice Borkar delivered the verdict on the petition. Abdul Rauf was convicted in the Gulshan Kumar murder case.
In April 2002, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, then in 2009 he came out on parole and fled to Bangladesh. After this he was brought from Bangladesh to India.
Let us tell you that Gulshan Kumar, the owner of T-Series company, was murdered on 12 August 1997 in Juhu area of Mumbai.
Gulshan Kumar was shot 16 outside the temple. Some people were arrested in this, while some cases are still going on.
Four petitions related to Gulshan Kumar’s murder had come to the Bombay High Court.
While three petitions were against the conviction of Abdul Rauf, Rakesh Chanchala Pinnam and Rakesh Khaokar, another petition was filed by the Maharashtra government.
The petition filed by the Maharashtra government was against the acquittal of Bollywood producer Ramesh Taurani.
Ramesh Taurani was charged with abetment to murder but was acquitted. On these four petitions, the High Court said that it will hear these applications partially.