Music baron Gulshan Kumar's killer nabbed in Meghalaya, brought to Mumbai
Convicted sharpshooter sentenced to life in 2002, for the murder of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar, was nabbed at the Meghalaya border and brought back to Mumbai
Convicted sharpshooter sentenced to life in 2002, for the murder of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar, was nabbed at the Meghalaya border and brought back to Mumbai. According to a report by Times of India, Abdul Rauf Dawood Merchant has been absconding while on furlough for more than seven years.
Gulshan Kumar was shot and killed outside a temple in Andheri (West) on August 12, 1997. Cops believed a business rivalry to be the reason behind his murder but a trial court found evidence to convict only Merchant and acquitted 18 of the 19 accused in 2002, which also included Tips founder Ramesh Taurani.
Merchant was arrested by a team of 9 from the Mumbai Crime branch on Wednesday after local security personnel spotted him. He got his transit remand till November 13 from a local court and was produced before vacation judge, Justice PD Naik, at Bombay High Court on Thursday, who directed the police to present him before a sessions court on Friday for "appropriate orders''.
According to police sources, Merchant while on furlough absconded in 2009 and never surrended and was even traced to Bangladesh in 2010.
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