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Gawli's anticipatory bail plea kept in abeyance by Session court

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Mumbai, May 5 (UNI) A local court here today kept in abeyance the anticipatory bail application filed by gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli in view of the Bombay High court directive.

Gawli alongwith his counsels today approached the court of Additional Sessions Judge S P Davare and moved an application alongwith the copies of the High Court order, admitting his three petitions, which will come up for hearing on June 14.

Mr Davare adjourned the matter as Gawli has challenged the application of MCOCA on him in the High Court.

A case had been registered against Gawli on charge of extortion and threatening complaintant Mohamed Shakeel Qureshi with the Agripada police station.

Gawli had then approached the court when Additional Sessions Judge Abhay Thipsay granted him anticipatory bail in the case. However, the State challenged the decision in the High court, which had last month cancelled the anticipatory bail granted to Gawli, but it stayed its operation till Sessions court decided afresh.

Setting aside the order of Mr Thipsay, Justice V M Kanade accepted the prosecution's submission that custodial interrogation of Gawli was justified, considering the gravity of the case.

The court, however, directed the Principal City, Civil and Sessions Judge to assign the matter to another judge who will hear the bail plea afresh. Till then, the Gawli's anticipatory bail will continue.

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