Underworld gangster Ravi Pujari, who used to function in Mumbai within the 1990s, used to be introduced again to India past due closing evening after he used to be arrested and extradited from the west African nation of Senegal. He used to be flown to Bengaluru by way of a staff of officers, together with senior IPS officials from Karnataka.
Pujari, who used to be sought after in lots of instances together with extortion and homicide in several portions of the rustic, together with Karnataka, and been lacking for over 15 years. He used to be sought after in on the subject of 90 instances in Karnataka, during which 25 instances are beneath the stringent Maharashtra Keep watch over of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). Over 70 instances of extortion are registered in opposition to him in Gujarat.
On Wednesday, the Splendid Courtroom of Senegal had rejected his request difficult his extradition to India.
On the time of his arrest in Senegal, he had a Burkino Faso passport with a false identification of Anthony Fernandes.
Ravi Pujari used to be mentored by way of gangster Chhota Rajan, who’s these days serving a lifestyles sentence in a prison in Navi Mumbai. The 2 parted tactics someday round 2001.
He’s going to be produced earlier than a courtroom in Bengaluru nowadays, Further Director-Normal of Police Amar Kumar Pandey mentioned. “He’s bodily are compatible. Wondering will start from the following day (Monday). First, we need to take him to the Justice of the Peace. He’s going to be produced earlier than the courtroom the following day (Monday). He’s supporting our investigation and answering questions,” the officer mentioned on Sunday.
In 2018, activists Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid and Dalit chief and Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mewani had allegedly gained dying threats from the gangster.
Ravi Pujari additionally allegedly used to make extortion calls for to Bollywood personalities between 2009 and 2013.