Nagpur: The parole extension application of the gangster, Arun Gawli was rejected by the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Friday and asked the Mumbai don to surrender at Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai. He is stuck in Mumbai because of COVID-19 Lockdown after his parole ended last month.
Gawli was convicted on August 3, 2012, for the murder of a Shiv Sena MLA from Mumbai, Kamalakar Jamsandekar and kept in Nagpur Central Prison. The HC had granted him parole for the eighth time in February this year to attend to his ailing wife Asha. He was supposed to surrender on April 27, but following national lockdown, the parole was extended on April 23 for a period of seven days. But due to widespread pandemic, the parole leave was extended for another week. Finally, the High Court on May 17, directed Gawli to appear before the jail authorities within a period of seven days. Gawli again moved the High Court for extension of parole leave till May 31 and to grant him further period of seven days to travel to Nagpur from Mumbai for surrendering.
While turning down the request for an extension of parole, a division bench of the Bombay High Court, consisting of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Amit Borkar, sought to know the legal right of the petitioner to avail such extended parole leave.
Meanwhile, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High court on Friday also rejected the parole application of Naxalite ideologue Prof GN Saibaba. He also applied for leave to meet his ailing mother in Hyderabad, who is suffering from cancer.
A division bench of the court, consisting of Justice Deshpande and Justice Borkar found no reason to release the Naxalite ideologue. Since his mother leaves in a containment zone in Telangana and his brother and wife were taking due care of the ailing mother, the High Court found no reason to reconsider the decision about releasing him on parole.
The Naxalite sympathiser, Saibaba was arrested from Delhi in 2014 and found guilty by the Gadchiroli court that sentenced him for life.