Taurani says, “The appeal has been dismissed and my family and I are happy and relieved. I was looking forward to the verdict. I had to go through a long test which was not required. It’s been almost 25 years and I’ve gone through a lot of trouble. I was acquitted in 2002, but since then there have been a lot of appeals. The Sessions Court had given a detailed order, so I felt it was unnecessary to bring it to the High Court. The judiciary is already burdened, so I believe it has been pushed too far.
Let us tell you, on 12 August 1997, the Indian music industry suffered a major setback, when Gulshan Kumar was brutally murdered in broad daylight. Music directors Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Taurani were accused in this case. Taurani was charged with allegedly conspiring with Saifi to execute the murder of Dubai mafia Abu Salem. During that time Nadeem Akhtar Saifi fled the country and fled to Britain, but the crime branch of Bombay arrested Taurani for ‘instigating’ the murder of Gulshan Kumar. Police alleged that Ramesh Taurani had allegedly given Rs 25 lakh to Gulshan Kumar’s killers
However, he was later granted bail after being imprisoned. Five years later, in 2002, the sessions court dropped all charges against him. After his acquittal in the lower court, the state of Maharashtra again appealed to the High Court.