Abdul Rauf, accused in the murder of T-Series owner Gulshan Kumar, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court. Abdul Rauf was sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court in Mumbai in 2002. The Bombay High Court had also upheld this sentence.
Abdul Rauf filed a petition in the Supreme Court against this decision. Now the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Maharashtra government in this regard. Earlier, the Supreme Court had sought notice from the Maharashtra government on the petition of Abdul Rashid, another accused in the case.
Abdul Rashid was acquitted by the lower court, although this decision was also overturned by the Bombay High Court. A bench of Justice Suryakant and Justice Dipankar Dutta sought response from the Maharashtra government on the petition filed by Abdul Rauf. On 12 August 1997, Gulshan Kumar was shot dead outside a temple in South Andheri area of Mumbai.
The name of underworld don Abu Salem came to the fore in this murder. At the behest of Abu Salem, two brothers Abdul Rauf and Abdul Rashid carried out this incident. Abdul Rauf was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Mumbai Sessions Court in April 2002. In 2009, he came out on parole from jail to meet his family, but he fled to Bangladesh before the parole could expire. There he remained in jail in a fake passport case.
After this he was brought back to India in 2016. After coming here, he filed a petition in the Bombay High Court in 2021 challenging the decision of the Sessions Court. However, he did not get relief from here also.
Gulshan Kumar was going to the temple for worship without a bodyguard. Meanwhile, outside the temple, three attackers riddled him with 16 bullets one after the other. When his driver tried to save him, the shooters shot him too. Gulshan Kumar was taken to the hospital, but he had died on the way.
Abu Salem had threatened Gulshan Kumar over phone before killing him. It was said that he should give protection money of Rs 10 crore every year. This was told by Gulshan Kumar to his younger brother Kiran Kumar. It is also said that Gulshan Kumar had also given some money to Dawood gang to escape from Salem. Since then they did not want to pay extra money.