- Mumbai Police gets custody of underworld don Ravi Pujari
- Police presented Ravi Pujari in Ghazali hotel firing case before MCOCA court
- Court sent Ravi Pujari to police custody till 9 March
- Mumbai Police has brought Ravi Pujari from Bengaluru to Mumbai
Underworld don Ravi Pujari has been produced today in MCOCA court in Ghazali hotel firing case. Let us tell you that in this case the court (MCOCA Court) has sent Ravi Pujari to police custody till March 9. Ravi Pujari has several cases filed in different parts of the country including Mumbai. According to Senior Inspector Sachin Kadam, seven accused have already been arrested in the shootout that took place five years ago. Ravi Pujari was arrested in Senegal about two years ago. A few months later he was extradited to India. His custody was first taken by the Karnataka Police. Now Mumbai Police has got his custody.
78 cases registered in Mumbai, MCOCA in many cases
A total of 78 cases are filed in Mumbai. In 49 cases, his direct involvement was revealed. MCOCA has been imposed on him in many cases. Mumbai Crime Branch will take custody of him in different cases one by one. For the next few months, there will be lockup of Mumbai Police. Later he will be sent to jail. There are 97 cases registered against him in Karnataka.
The translation was done in French
When Ravi Pujari was nabbed in Senegal and his extradition efforts were underway, the Mumbai Crime Branch sent CBI to Delhi, translating around two dozen cases into English in two installments. From there it was translated into French and sent to Senegal. Ajay Sawant was then in charge of the Mumbai Week Prohibition Cell.
Accused of plotting to kill Mahesh Bhatt
One of the cases in which Ravi Pujari was linked to Mumbai was also involved in the shootout at the bungalow of film financer Ali Morani. In this case a few months ago, Ravi Pujari’s partner Obed Radiwala was extradited from the US to India. Apart from the Morani case, Ravi Pujari is also an accused in the conspiracy to murder Mahesh Bhatt.
Don had been under arrest for many years
Ravi Pujari may have been arrested in Senegal three years ago, but this don was first placed abroad when Himanshu Rai was the Mumbai Crime Branch Chief. During that time he intercepted the call of a suspect who was speaking directly to Ravi Pujari. At that time the priest called him to Durban. Both stayed there for seven days in a hotel. Rai immediately conveyed this information to some close quarters in the Union Home Ministry. By the time the matter reached, Ravi Pujari and his companions left the Durban hotel and then fled to some unknown place.
Mumbai police had escaped from earlier
A crime branch official once told NBT that the location of this don was traced once more. Two officers of Mumbai’s DCP and Joint CP rank had also gone to Delhi on separate trips, but it was not known where the situation deteriorated later. This source claims that the Joint CP rank officer who had gone to Delhi also sought help from the FBI to take Ravi Pujari in the trap.
Email ID was created in Mumbai
A senior official told NBT that Ravi Pujari’s different email IDs were created in Mumbai as far as he is aware. Ravi Pujari, who made them, used to write his password on the phone along with the mail id. Since the creator of the ID knew the password, he would read every mail written by Ravi Pujari. In the same process, a mail came out that the priest had written to someone retiring to a retired Additional DG of Mumbai. When the crime branch arrested this mail-making accused, the script containing the abuse of the priest was also used on his pretext.