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HC grants furlough to Arun Gawli

Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli has been granted furlough by the Nagpur Bench of Bombay high court. The Bench, however, asked the state government to decide the duration of the furlough.

The former MLA, currently lodged in the Central Prison here and serving life term in a murder case, had filed a petition before the Bench on February 2 for grant of furlough.

A Division Bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and VM Deshpande granted him the furlough on Wednesday. The petitioner claimed that there was no material on record to prove that he violated the provisions of furlough on earlier occasions. 

He also mentioned that he had not indulged in any illegal activity and had surrendered before the authorities on due date.

On October 14, 2015, Gawli had written to officiating DIG of Prisons, Eastern Region, Nagpur, Yogesh Desai, requesting furlough. 
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