Supreme Court to Decide Maharashtra's Challenge Against Arun Gawli's Premature Release

The Supreme Court will hear Maharashtra's challenge against the Bombay High Court's order allowing the premature release of Arun Gawli, a gangster-turned-politician serving life for murder. The state opposed his release based on revised guidelines, but the high court upheld an older policy favoring Gawli due to his age and health.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 02-06-2024 14:38 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 14:38 IST
Supreme Court to Decide Maharashtra's Challenge Against Arun Gawli's Premature Release
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The Supreme Court is set to review a plea by the Maharashtra government challenging a Bombay High Court ruling that permits the early release of Arun Gawli, a former gangster-turned-politician serving a life sentence for murder.

A vacation bench of Justices Aravind Kumar and Sandeep Mehta will scrutinize the state's opposition, rooted in revised guidelines that bar the premature release of organized crime convicts until they have served 40 years. This contradicts the high court's endorsement of a 2006 policy, which benefits elderly and weak inmates, under which Gawli applied for release.

Convicted in 2012 for the 2007 murder of Mumbai Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar, Gawli contests the rejection of his release application, citing compliance with all policy conditions and the determination of his weak health by the Medical Board. The high court granted the state four weeks to implement its order but extended the deadline, awaiting the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision.

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