Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment for gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli and 11 others in connection with Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar murder case.

On May 21 this year, police had arrested 16 people including Gawli in Kamlakar murder case of March 2008. During trial, three of the 16 accused were freed by the special court due to lack of evidence whereas one has already died.

Gawli has been convicted for murder and criminal conspiracy by the special court on last Friday. According to the chargesheet filed in the court, Gawli gang was paid Rs 30 Lakh to kill Shiv Sena Corporator. Kamlakar was shot dead in March 2008.

According to the police, Shahabrao Bhintade and Bala Surve had given the killing contract to Gawli. Both were having the rivalry in construction business and local politics with Kamlakar. Surve died during the trial of the case.

JPN/Bureau

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