Gangster Ravi Pujari to be in police custody till March 7
One of India's most wanted, Ravi Pujari, has been brought back to India and sent to police custody till March 7
Bengaluru: Gangster Ravi Pujari who is wanted in India in a number of cases including extortion, kidnapping and murder, was arrested from the West African nation of Senegal on February 23 and was brought to Bengaluru on February 24. A team of police officers including ADGP Amar Kumar Pandey, Joint Commissioner Sandeep Patil played a hand in his extradition.
Pujari was produced in the first Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate court in Bengaluru. The court has sent Pujari to police custody till March 7.
According to reports, Pujari was hiding in the guise of Anthony Fernandes, a false identity, with a Burkina Faso passport. Since his arrest, the Government of India had been trying to bring back the wanted gangster to India.
Pujari, who started off as an aide of Chhota Rajan, faces charges in over 200 offences of murder and extortion. Last year, Pujari was held in the cheating case by Senegal authorities.
Pujari is also accused of threatening a number of Bollywood stars including Farah Khan, Mahesh Bhatt, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan, and Shah Rukh Khan.