Underworld don, Ravi Pujari arrested: Extradition round the corner
New Delhi, Feb 01: The Senegal police in Western Africa has detained underworld don Ravi Pujari. The arrest was made based in a tip of by the Indian agencies.
Sources tell Oneindia that his location was initially traced to Burkina Faso. He was then located at Senegal from where he was picked up finally.
Following his arrest, he was placed under extradition detention at the Rebeuss Detention Centre at Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.
Sources say that he was arrested by the Senegal police on January 22. He was running a restaurant in the capital city of Dakar which went by the name Namaste India.
He is wanted in a host of cases that range from extortion, murder and kidnapping. Sources say that India will now push for his extradition to India.
Last month, the Mumbai crime branch had invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against two alleged members of the Ravi Pujari gang. William Rodricks and Akash Shetty were arrested by the Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) earlier this month for threatening a builder. Both are said to have given more details to the police and agencies about Pujari, which finally led to the agencies tracking him down.
He was in possession of a fake passport which was in the name of Andrew Fernandes when he was arrested. Once the formalyare completed, he would be brought to India on a special flight the source also said.