Gulshan Kumar Murder Case: Bombay High Court announces its verdict; Know every detail!
The court has upheld the sentence of the guilty Rauf Merchant. At the same time, the court has rejected the challenge of Ramesh Turani on behalf of the state government.
New Delhi: The Bombay High Court has given its verdict in the T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar murder case. The court has upheld the sentence of the guilty Rauf Merchant. At the same time, the court has rejected the challenge of Ramesh Turani on behalf of the state government.
Gulshan Kumar Murder Case:
Ramesh Turani has been acquitted by the High Court. Gulshan Kumar was murdered on 12 August 1997 in Juhu area of Mumbai. After about 24 years, the court has given its verdict in this case, which everyone was waiting for a long time.
A bench of Justices Jadhav and Borkar delivered the verdict of Gulshan Kumar Murder Case. A total of four appeals were listed in the High Court, out of which three appeals are against Rauf Merchant, Rakesh Khaokar, accused of murder.
There was an appeal from the Maharashtra government. It was against the acquittal of Bollywood producer Ramesh Taurani. He was charged with abetment to murder, from which he was acquitted. The Bombay High Court has said to partially hear the applications of the rest of the convicts.
While hearing the case, the High Court clearly said that Rauf Merchant was not entitled to any leniency as he had already fled to Bangladesh on the pretext of parole.
Actually, Merchant was convicted by the court in the Gulshan Kumar murder case. In April 2002, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2009, he was granted parole to visit his ailing mother. During this time he had fled to Bangladesh, although later Bangladesh Police arrested him in the fake passport case. Merchant was first kept in Kashimpur Jail in Ghazipur after being arrested in Bangladesh.
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