Gawli to be interrogated in Shiv Sena corporator's murder case

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Mumbai, May 20 (UNI) Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, who is presently lodged in Arthur Road Jail under judicial custody in an extortion case, is likely to be booked for his alleged role in the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar last year.

Gawli and four of his associates will be produced tomorrow in a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court for remand.

The special MCOCA court today granted permission to the Crime Branch officials to take the custody of Akhil Bharatiya Sena (ABS) chief Arun Gawli and six others, who are presently lodged in Arthur Road Jail, for further interrogation of their involvement in the murder of Jamsandekar in March 2007.

While moving an application for transfer of custody of the accused persons, Additional Public Prosecutor Kalpana Chavan said during interrogation, Srikrishna Gurav and Dinesh Narkar had said the conspiracy of killing Jamsandekar was hatched in Dagdi Chawl, in which Gawli had played the prime role as a main conspirator.

On that, MCOCA Judge V G Joshi granted the permission and directed the police officers to produce the five accused persons tomorrow at 1430 hours.

Investigating officer Ashok Duraphe said in the murder case, the Saki Naka Police arrested four persons -- Vijay Kumar Giri, Narendra Giri, Ashok Jaiswal and Sherbahadur Guru, who are in judicial custody.

Mr Duraphe said along with Gawli, the Crime Branch will also take custody of the foursome. Police will apply stringent act against them for their alleged role in the murder.

It may be recalled that the accused persons had reportedly told the police that they were given a 'supari' (contract) of Rs 60,000 to kill Jamsandekar by Gawli's associate and Akhil Bharatiya Sena member Srikrishna Alias Babu.

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