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File reply on Arun Gawli furlough: Bombay High Court

PTI
Published : Feb 5, 2016, 12:57 am IST
Updated : Feb 5, 2016, 12:57 am IST

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court on Thursday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a petition filed by Mumbai’s gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, seeking furlough.

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court on Thursday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a petition filed by Mumbai’s gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, seeking furlough.

The division bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Vijay Deshpande sought a reply from the state government within two weeks. Gawli, serving life imprisonment for the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekhar, filed the plea two days ago, after the prison authorities denied him furlough to meet his family. On October 14, 2015 Gawli had written to officiating deputy inspector general of prisons, Eastern Region Nagpur, Yogesh Desai requesting furlough. His application was, however, rejected by the authority on the ground that if he is released he may commit other offences. Lodged in Nagpur Central prison here, Gawli was convicted and sentenced by a sessions court in Mumbai on August 3, 2012 along with 11 others. Special Mcoca Judge Prithviraj Chavan had also imposed a fine of Rs 17 lakh on Gawli, failing which he would have to undergo an additional three-year imprisonment.

Location: India, Maharashtra, Nagpur