scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Maharashtra: Gangster Suresh Pujari tests positive for Covid, shifted to hospital

A senior officer confirmed that Pujari had tested positive for Covid. The ATS had taken Pujari's custody in a second case where he had allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh from a Mumbai-based businessman. He was remanded to ATS custody till Tuesday.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: January 13, 2022 8:30:53 am
Suresh Pujari, Gangster Suresh Pujari, Suresh Pujari news, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, Maharashtra Police, The Philippines, extortion cases, gangster Ravi PujariSuresh Pujari (File)

UNDERWORLD GANGSTER Suresh Pujari, who was deported from Philippines last year, tested positive for Covid-19. The gangster, who was in custody of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), is currently kept in a hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

A senior officer confirmed that Pujari had tested positive for Covid. The ATS had taken Pujari’s custody in a second case where he had allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh from a Mumbai-based businessman. He was remanded to ATS custody till Tuesday.

“However, on January 7, he tested positive following which he was admitted to the hospital,” the official said. Once he tests negative, the ATS will get 2 or 3 days of custody following which Mumbai police will seek his custody.

Mumbai police has around 17 cases against Suresh Pujari including a few MCOCA cases. While it was the Mumbai police that had been tracking Pujari when he was in Philippines, he was handed over to the ATS once he was brought to the city.

Pujari, who once operated for gangster Ravi Pujari, later formed his own gang. He had fled the country nearly 15 years back and the law enforcement agencies had been looking for him ever since.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement