- Bombay High Court upholds U.F. Merchant’s conviction in Gulshan Kumar murder case
- Apart from this, the High Court convicted Abdul Rashid, one other accused, who was acquitted by the primary periods courtroom.
- While rejecting the attraction of the Maharashtra authorities, the choice to acquit Ramesh Taurani was upheld.
The Bombay High Court upheld the conviction of U.F. Merchant in the T-Series proprietor Gulshan Kumar murder case. Apart from this, the High Court has convicted the second accused Abdul Rashid, who was earlier acquitted by the periods courtroom. The Maharashtra authorities had appealed in the High Court difficult the choice to acquit Abdul Rashid. Abdul Rashid was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
While rejecting the attraction of the Maharashtra authorities, the choice to acquit Ramesh Taurani was upheld. He was charged with abetment to murder.
A bench of Justices Jadhav and Borkar delivered the verdict of the case. A complete of 4 petitions associated to Gulshan Kumar had been filed in the Bombay High Court. Of these, three appeals had been made in opposition to the conviction of Rauf Merchant, Rakesh Chanchla and Rakesh Khaokar.
Gulshan Kumar was assassinated in 1997
Gulshan Kumar was murdered on 12 August 1997. His physique was riddled with 16 bullets exterior the Jiteshwar Mahadev temple. Dawood Ibrahim and Abu Salem had give you the identify of plotting to kill Gulshan Kumar. Two sharp shooters had been deployed exterior the temple to kill Gulshan Kumar.
Was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2002
Gulshan Kumar based T Series in the 80s. In the 90s, he turned well-known because the Cassette King. Merchant was convicted in this case. In 2002, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was granted parole in 2009 to go to his ailing mom however later fled to Bangladesh. He was arrested by Bangladesh Police in faux passport case.
Former DGP Rakesh Maria had disclosed
The police was additionally conscious of this plan of Abu Salem. Five months in the past, in the month of April itself, an informer had knowledgeable the previous DGP of Maharashtra Rakesh Maria about this. Said on the telephone, ‘Sir, Gulshan Kumar’s wicket is about to fall.’ Rakesh Maria had disclosed this in an interview.