Dreaded Underworld Don Ravi Pujari apprehended
Gangster Ravi Pujari was arrested on Thursday in West African nation of Senegal. The action against the dreaded underworld don was taken after the Bengaluru City Police issued a Red Corner Notice against him. With his arrest being confirmed, the Indian authorities are likely to pitch for his extradition with Senegalese counterparts.
Pujari, who has worked with several dons of the Mumbai-origin underworld, launched his own splinter group nearly two decades ago. He has been charged in dozens of extortions and supari murders cases, registered in various parts of the nation.
Down on two of his top henchmen, William Rodricks and Aakash Shetty. They have been arrested after complaints of extortion were registered by the police. The stringent provisions of MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) has been imposed against them.
Non-bailable warrants in several courts in India were issued against Pujari over the last 15 years. Till now, he was believed to be hiding in Australia and operating his underworld racket through henchmen in Mumbai and adjoining regions.
While the arrest of Ravi Pujari, on the one hand, if there is a great success of the Modi Government, then it is not less than any relief for Bollywood. Bollywood stars have a lot of celebrities on the lines of Ravi Pujari. Ravi Pujari has threatened Bollywood from
The raiders of Ravi Pujari conspired to kill film director Mahesh Bhatt and Farah Khan in 2014. The Mumbai Police opened the secret after arresting his accomplices. Not only this, the guards of the pujari had also ruckus the Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan’s office.
He was once associated with Chhota Rajan, who is currently under arrest after being extradited from Indonesia in November 2015. Both Pujari and Rajan worked along with Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company till the mid-1990s. In 2000, they parted ways after an Dawood’s men attempted the assassination of Rajan in Bangkok.
Pujari had last made headlines following the students’ agitation in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He had threatened to eliminate all “anti-national voices”, including the supreme leader of Kashmiri separatist conglomerate Hurriyat, Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Let me tell you that in June last year, Gujarat’s legislator and Dalit leader Jignesh Mawane had lodged a complaint in police that underworld don Ravi Pujari had threatened to kill him. He said that he is being threatened by phone calls and messages and the bully is telling himself Ravi Pujari.