Supreme Court reprieve for Arun Gawli

Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli on Friday got a reprieve with the Supreme Court upholding the quashing of MCOCA and other criminal cases registered against him by the Maharashtra government.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2010, 11:39 AM IST

New Delhi: Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli on Friday got a reprieve with the Supreme Court upholding the quashing of MCOCA and other criminal cases registered against him by the Maharashtra government.

A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan dismissed the state government`s appeal challenging the Bombay High Court`s decision to quash the FIR registered against the former MLA in connection with an extortion case.

The apex court said it found no basis to interfere with the decision of the Bombay High Court.
PTI