Mumbai police get gangster Ravi Pujari’s custody till March 9

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Mumbai police get gangster Ravi Pujari's custody till March 9

Mumbai, February 23

Gangster Ravi Pujari was introduced right here from Bengaluru on Tuesday and produced earlier than a particular courtroom which remanded him within the custody of Mumbai police till March 9 in a case of firing in 2016.

Earlier, Pujari was delivered to India from South Africa in February final 12 months after being on the run for a number of years and was lodged in a jail in Bengaluru.

A Mumbai police group on Saturday left for Bengaluru after a courtroom in Karnataka allowed the gangster’s handover in reference to the firing incident that happened in Vile Parle space right here on October 21, 2016.

Following the incident, case was registered below provisions of the stringent Maharashtra Control of (*9*) Crime Act (MCOCA).

Pujari was delivered to Mumbai from Bengaluru by highway on Tuesday morning, a police official mentioned.

The Mumbai police’s anti-extortion cell, which is conducting a probe into the case, produced him earlier than a particular MCOCA courtroom right here.

Special Judge D E Kothalikar remanded Pujari within the police’s custody till March 9.

Seven associates of Pujari are already in jail on this case, police earlier mentioned.

Pujari, hailing from Udupi in Karnataka, ran an extortion racket from overseas that focused businessmen and movie personalities, they mentioned. PTI

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