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Ravi Pujari arrest: Kudla police busy documenting cases

MANGALURU: With the arrest of infamous underworld fugitive Ravi Pujari in Senegal, the Mangaluru City police have an uphill process as he is booked in more than 30 instances in Mangaluru alone. While one of the crucial instances ended with convictions and acquittals, a number of instances are nonetheless below trial, and lots of others are nonetheless in the nascent degree.
Ravi Pujari, born at Malpe Kalmadi in Udupi district, was arrested by way of the Senegal police in West Africa ultimate week. He is also known as a ‘Hindu Don,’ and has been booked in lots of conspiracy to devote murder and extortion instances in Mangaluru, in step with resources.

Prominent amongst those instances are the HML extortion case in 2008, the advocate Naushad Kashimji murder case in 2009, and a case concerning Bharathi Builders and Developers in 2014. In the murder of advocate Naushad, the police chargesheet alleged that Ravi Pujari had engaged his aides Dinesh, Pratap and Ritesh, to murder Naushad for showing in a felony case on behalf of Rashid Malbari, an alleged associate of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.

“Among the more than 30 instances the place Ravi Pujari is booked for conspiracy to devote murder, a few of them are closed. People focused on them have been convicted or acquitted. Mangaluru police at the moment are busy in documenting all of the instances registered against Pujari since a number of years,” mentioned a highly-placed supply from the Mangaluru City Commissionerate, who wished to stay nameless.

The investigation is predicted to take a very long time because the instances are booked in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat. The maximum top profile and distinguished instances against Pujari are booked in Maharashtra, which is followed by way of Karnataka. “Soon after his arrest in Senegal, some states have requested for Pujari’s custody. We too have requested for a similar,” the supply added.

Pujari had new id

Ravi Pujari, right through his stay in Senegal, had changed his id to Anthony Fernadez. Apart from it, he additionally were given Burkina Faso passports for his complete circle of relatives. Sources added that he was operating a chain of eating places in Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. He would keep up a correspondence with his buddies, goals and others over Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as a way to not be tracked by way of investigating businesses.

Bariatric surgical procedure

Pujari had gone through bariatric surgical procedure recently to keep watch over his burgeoning girth and lengthening weight. Sources who were pursuing Pujari because the past six months, mentioned because of the surgical procedure being performed, his weight decreased a lot, however that he appeared “puffed”.

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