Music baron Gulshan Kumar's killer nabbed in Meghalaya, brought to Mumbai

Published: Nov 11, 2016, 12:37 IST | mid-day online correspondent

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

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. 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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