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Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari brought to Bengaluru from Senegal

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari has been arrested in South Africa.

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari has been arrested in South Africa.  

Pujari, involved in over 70 criminal cases, was running organised extortion rackets in Karnataka and other parts of the country

A team of police led by ADGP, law and order, Amar Kumar Pandey brought fugitive underworld operative Ravi Pujari from Senegal on Monday.

The gangster was nabbed in South Africa and was later extradited to Senegal, police sources said.

Pujari, handcuffed, escorted by a team of officials landed at the Kempegowda International Airport from where he was taken to an undisclosed location amidst tight security.

He was housed in the interrogation centre at the Madivala Forensic Science Lab and subjected to medical examination.

He will later be produced before the court and taken into custody for further investigation.

DG and IGP Praveen Sood congratulated the team’s effort.

Pujari, involved in over 70 criminal cases, was running organised extortion rackets in Karnataka and other parts of the country.

Last year, he was arrested by the Senegal authorities, and the Indian police failed to arrest him as a local court there granted him bail.

The gangster then jumped the bail and fled Senegal and had holed up in South Africa, said police sources.

(With inputs from PTI)

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