Needed-gangster Ravi Pujari, who was arrested in South Africa and extradited to India on Monday, has been despatched to police custody until March 7 by a Bengaluru courtroom. Whereas sentencing Pujari to police custody, First Extra Metropolis Justice of the Peace V Jagdish, stated that there must be no interference within the investigations and has additionally directed the police to document the interrogation course of.
On a run for 15 years, Pujari was extradited from Senegal on February 22 pursuant to an extradition request made by India in early 2019. Pujari who is needed in India for over 200 instances of significant crime together with homicide and extortion was delivered to India by a group of senior officers and arrived on the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport in Karnataka.
Earlier within the day, Extra Director-Basic of Police Amar Kumar Pandey had knowledgeable that Pujari is bodily match and the questioning will start from tomorrow. Moreover, he added that Pujari is supporting police within the investigation and answering all questions.
A group from Karnataka Police was in Senegal to finish the extradition course of. This comes after the Supreme Courtroom of Senegal rejected a plea filed by Ravi Pujari towards his extradition to India. Karnataka Police has 39 instances towards gangster in Bengaluru, 36 instances in Mangalore, 11 in Udupi, and one every in Mysuru, Hubli-Dharwad, Kolar, and Shivamogga.
Mumbai Police has a complete of 49 instances towards him of which, 26 instances are beneath the stringent MCOCA. In Gujarat, there are round 75 instances of extortion registered towards Pujari.
Who’s Ravi Pujari?
One of the vital infamous names within the underworld, Pujari shuffled between Thailand, Malaysia, Morocco and later headed to West African international locations of Burkina Faso, DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. He ran three eating places in Senegal.
The fugitive gangster, supposedly mentored by Chhota Rajan, ran the resort chain in West Africa’s Senegal beneath the title of Antony Fernandes for shut to eight years. Ultimately, Pujari grew to become the fitting hand of Chhota Rajan. In 2000, Dawood Ibrahim reportedly tried to take Pujari’s life in Bangkok.
As per sources, he has been in Africa for over a decade the place he was residing an expensive life along with his spouse and youngsters as a hotelier in Dakar. He was arrested from a barbershop on January 21, 2019. In 2019, former JNU scholar Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid and Dalit chief Jignesh Mevani had allegedly obtained dying threats from the gangster.