Mafia don Arun Gawli gets bail in extortion case

Mumbai, July 2 (Calcutta Tube) Nearly 27 months after he was arrested and jailed, mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gawli secured bail in an extortion case, his lawyer said here Friday.

However, Gawli, a former legislator of Maharashtra, will not be released as another murder case is still pending against him, according to advocate Sanjay Mahajan.

‘We have succeeded in securing his bail in one case from the Mumbai City Civil & Sessions Court. The appeal in a murder case filed against him is still pending before the Supreme Court,’ Mahajan told IANS.

Gawli was arrested April 21, 2008 for allegedly trying to extort Rs.2.5 million from a city builder since 2005.

Later he was also accused of involvement in a conspiracy to murder a Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandhekar in March 2008, for political rivalry and property disputes.

His brother Vijay Ahir was also a co-accused in the same case and arrested a month earlier.

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