Mumbai: A Bengaluru court on Saturday gave Mumbai Police the custody of noted gangster Ravi Pujari who has 49 cases against him in Mumbai. Ravi Pujari was extradited to India from Senegal in February last year.
The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has secured his custody in connection with the firing in Gajalee restaurant of Vile Parle in 2016.
The crime branch managed to secure his custody after several failed attempts in the past. Sources said, he will be brought to Mumbai in the next two-three days.
“At the time of extradition, the cases lodged in Karnataka were presented before the Senegal authorities but there was no mention of the cases registered against Pujari in Mumbai. Their lawyer had approached the Karnataka High Court with the same due to which the HC refused our appeal. So we approached the Senegal authorities through the Ministry of External Affairs. And we succeeded in getting permission last week after which we produced the permission documents and the production warrant issued from MCOCA court in Bengaluru’s special court and got his custody,” said a police source.