Underworld Don Ravi Pujari Arrested in Senegal
Underworld don Ravi Pujari has been arrested in Senegal by the police following a tip-off by Indian investigative agencies.
Ravi Pujari is wanted in India for a number of cases including extortion, kidnapping, and murder. He was mentored by gangster Chotta Rajan.
Pujari was arrested on January 22 from Dakar and the Indian embassy was informed on January 26.
Last year, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani had filed a police complaint alleging that Ravi Pujari had threatened to kill him.
He also threatened many Bollywood celebrities including Mahesh Bhatt and Farah Khan. Mumbai police arrested Akash Shetty, an aide of Pujari last week.
After the arrest of a top aide, Dasrath Shinde in July 2017 Pujari’s extortion cartel resumed operations in the past few months.
Pujari has also stopped calling Mumbai developers for the past one-and-a-half years, AEC officer said.