Gulshan Kumar’s killer traced to B'desh
The man convicted for the 1997 killing of Gulshan Kumar, owner of the T-series audio cassette brand, has been traced to Bangladesh, reports HT Correspondent.mumbai Updated: Feb 26, 2010 01:23 IST
The man convicted for the 1997 killing of Gulshan Kumar, owner of the T-series audio cassette brand, has been traced to Bangladesh.
The convict, Abdul Rauf Merchant, had disappeared after jumping parole in March 2009.
The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that Merchant had been located in Bangladesh and the authorities there had taken him into custody a fortnight back.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had initiated steps to bring him back to India.
A division bench of Justice P.B. Majmudar and Justice R.G. Ketkar has asked the CBI to file a report in six weeks.
The court was hearing an appeal filed by Merchant against his conviction and also an application by the Government against the acquittal for lack of evidence of two of the accused, filmmaker Ramesh Taurani and Rashid Dawood Merchant.
Merchant was convicted in 2001, while 18 other accused were acquitted by the trial court as the police could not prove the charge of conspiracy against them.