A bench of Justices Jadhav and Borkar delivered the verdict of Gulshan Kumar Murder Case. A total of four appeals were listed in the High Court, out of which three appeals are against Rauf Merchant, Rakesh Khaokar, accused of murder. There was an appeal from the Maharashtra government. It was against the acquittal of Bollywood producer Ramesh Taurani. He was charged with abetment to murder, from which he was acquitted. The Bombay High Court has said to partially hear the applications of the rest of the convicts.
While hearing the case, the High Court clearly said that Rauf Merchant is not entitled to any leniency as he had already fled to Bangladesh on the pretext of parole.