Mumbai: Two days after taking gangster Ravi Pujari into custody, the Mumbai crime branch team has reached Mumbai on early morning on Tuesday. Gangster who was wanted in 49 cases registered against in Mumbai will be produced before the MCOCA court later in the day, confirmed officials.
On Sunday, the Mumbai police team consisting of Police Inspector Ajay Sawant took Pujari into their custody from Karnataka and left for Mumbai by road. Heavy security arrangements had been made for his journey to Mumbai and appropriate arrangements have been made in Mumbai as well where he will be lodged, confirmed a senior police officials.
Following the approval from Senegal authorities permitting him to be tried in cases registered against him in Mumbai, the Bangluru court on Saturday passed an order and granted his custody to Mumbai police.
Though there are 49 cases registered against him Mumbai we will seek his custody in 10 serious offences in which stringent MCOCA has been imposed, said officials.
On Tuesday the police will seek his custody in 2016 firing case in the Gajalee restaurants in which one of his henchmen had fired at restaurant staff to threatened it's owner for extortion.
His custody will be taken in rest of the nine cases one after another. Which include murder of Chembur base builder Om Prakash Kukreja, Firing on the partner of Deepa Bar and Restaurant Humayun Chandivala, attempt to murder of film maker Mahesh Bhatt, Suresh Wadhwa, advocate Majeed Memon and
killing of two employees of builder Sudhakar Shetty.
He also has several cases of threats to Bollywood starts including Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Rakesh Roshan and several others.
In February 2019 Pujari was extradited to India from Senegal and since then he was in Karnataka.