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Gangster Ravi Pujari held: Senegal court starts hearing extradition plea today

Pujari, 50, was detained, and subsequently arrested, by local police in the capital of the West African nation on January 19 this year based on information provided by Karnataka Police.

Mumbai: Ravi Pujari aide deported from US brought to city

Obed Radiowala, who is a wanted accused in the 2014 firing on filmmaker Karim Morani and for the conspiracy to kill filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, was apprehended in the US and had been in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since September 2017 for illegally staying in the country.

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Karnataka top cop set to go to Senegal for Ravi Pujari’s extradition

Pujari has employed a top lawyer in Senegal, for fees in the range of Rs 7 crore, and is likely to contest the extradition procedure, police officers said. Since Senegal does not have capital punishment, the extradition process may require a guarantee that Pujari will not be executed if convicted under Indian laws.

Ravi Pujari out of action, no extortion calls in two weeks

The apparent lull in extortion since Pujari’s detention on February 22, the police believe, is on account of the fact that Pujari accounted for nearly 50 per cent of Mumbai’s extortion money pie.

Government set to seek Ravi Pujari’s deportation from Senegal

While the extradition process could take a few months after the Indian government and Pujari are both given a hearing, if Senegal agrees to deport Pujari, he could be in the country within a matter of days.

Like former boss Chhota Rajan, Ravi Pujari sought title of ‘Hindu don’

According to officers, like Rajan was said to have been used as an asset by agencies to target 1993 blasts-accused Dawood Ibrahim’s infrastructure, Pujari tried to demonstrate his dislike for Pakistan-linked dons, and those alleged to be part of jihadi terror infrastructure.

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Underworld don Ravi Pujari arrested: Six-month chase that ended in Senegal barber shop

There are 96 other extortion cases against Pujari in Karnataka, of them 39 in Bengaluru and 36 in Mangalore.

‘Gangster Pujari made extortion calls to Gujarat Congress leaders, Mevani’

Pratik Sinha, who runs web portal Alt News that exposes fake news and messages, had also allegedly received threat calls from a person claiming to be Ravi Pujari. Pujari had told Sinha to stop writing or else he would be shot dead.

Underworld's small fry Ravi Pujari arrested in Senegal

Ravi Pujari aspired for the same title that his former boss Chhota Rajan did: that of a ‘hindu don’ or 'the patriot don' – a tag coveted by several estranged Rajan gang members to get protection of a section in the Indian security establishment.

Who is Ravi Pujari?

Pujari has been on the run for several years and has been wanted in dozens of cases of threat calls to Bollywood stars and other prominent personalities. 

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