The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted 28-day furlough to notorious Mumbai don Arun Gawli. Justice Nitin Sambare and Valmiki Menezes gave this decision.
Gawli had initially submitted an application to the Deputy Inspector General of Prisons for furlough, However, the application was rejected on the grounds that Gawli was the leader of a gang of criminals and there was a possibility of creating law and order problem if he was released on leave. So Gawli approached the High Court. He said that the decision of the Deputy Inspector General of Prisons was invalid. Strictly followed the rules and regulations after going on leave earlier. As a result, leave cannot be denied this time too, he said.
The court granted his petition considering various factors including this. Gawli has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the murder case of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar. He is serving sentence in Nagpur Central Jail.