Gulshan Kumar homicide case: HC upholds acquittal of Ramesh Taurani, confirms conviction of Abdul Rauf Service provider

Gulshan Kumar

2021-07-01 13:35:51


Gulshan Kumar

The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Thursday upheld the acquittal of movie producer and Suggestions Industries co-founder Ramesh Taurani within the case of homicide of music baron Gulshan Kumar in 1997, and likewise confirmed the conviction and life sentence imposed on accused Abdul Rauf Service provider. A division bench of Justices S S Jadhav and N R Borkar additionally quashed the acquittal of one other accused within the case- Abdul Rashid Service provider, brother of Rauf, and convicted him to life imprisonment.

Gulshan Kumar, also referred to as the ‘Cassette king’, was shot lifeless in August 1997 outdoors a temple in suburban Andheri. Based on the prosecution, his rivals had paid cash to gangster Abu Salem to get rid of him. 

On April 29, 2002, a classes courtroom acquitted 18 of the 19 accused. The trial courtroom convicted Rauf beneath Sections 302 (homicide), 307 (try and homicide), 120(b) (legal conspiracy), 392 (theft) and 397 (inflicting grievous damage in theft) of the Indian Penal Code and part 27 (possession of arms) of the Indian Arms Act.

Rauf subsequently appealed in opposition to the conviction, whereas the state authorities filed an attraction in opposition to the acquittal of Taurani.

On Thursday, the excessive courtroom dismissed the state authorities’s attraction and upheld the acquittal of Taurani.

The bench, nonetheless, upheld the conviction of Rauf and likewise the life sentence imposed on him, however quashed and put aside his conviction beneath sections 392 and 397.

“The acquittal of one other accused Abdul Rashid Service provider is quashed. Rashid is convicted beneath sections 302, 120(b) of the IPC and part 27 of the Indian Arms Act. The accused is sentenced to life imprisonment. He’s directed to give up forthwith to the trial courtroom or the D N Nagar police station,” the excessive courtroom mentioned in its order.

The bench additionally mentioned Abdul Rauf Service provider wouldn’t be entitled to remission, contemplating his conduct in the course of the trial.

“The appellant (Rauf) shall not be entitled to remission contemplating his legal antecedents and within the curiosity of justice and public at massive, he’s not entitled to any leniency,” the courtroom mentioned.

The courtroom famous that after the killing, Rauf had absconded and was arrested solely in 2001.

“In 2009, he (Rauf) was granted furlough, however he didn’t give up and needed to be arrested in 2016 once more,” the bench mentioned.

The courtroom mentioned if Rashid fails to give up, then the classes courtroom can situation a non-bailable warrant.

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