Mumbai: Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli today moved the Bombay High Court challenging a lower court’s order sentencing him to life imprisonment for the 2007 murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar.
Gawli contended in his appeal that the Sessions Court verdict was bad in law and based on non-application of mind. On August 24, the former MLA and 11 others were found guilty of murdering Jamsandekar in 2008.
According to the chargesheet, a sum of Rs 30 lakh was paid to the Gawli gang
for eliminating the Sena corporator over a land deal. Ten others were also awarded life imprisonment in the case by the Special MCOCA court last month.
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