SENSATIONAL: Republic Tracks Down Most-wanted Don & Evader Of Law Ravi Pujari Who Fled In The 1990s, Accesses Pictures, Fake Passport Copies And Uncovers Globe Trotting Details

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Almost five months after India's most wanted gangster and don Ravi Pujari was arrested by the Senegal Police in West Africa, Republic TV has accessed exclusive pictures of the fugitive criminal.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Almost five months after India's most wanted gangster and don Ravi Pujari was arrested by the Senegal Police in West Africa, Republic TV has accessed exclusive pictures of the fugitive criminal. Republic TV has accessed for the first time three super exclusive pictures of the dreaded gangster Ravi Pujari, who is currently lodged in a prison in West Africa, from sources in Senegal.

Ravi Pujari is wanted in a host of cases across India from Gujarat to Maharashtra to Karnataka. The long list of cases against him includes those extortion, kidnapping and murder.

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  • In the first picture, the 58-year-old fugitive gangster and don can be seen wearing a red kurta, gearing up for a party at the plush hotel, he owned in Senegal's capital Dakar.
  • The second picture with Republic TV is of the underworld don right from the day he was arrested by the Senegal Police. Wearing an orange t-shirt and denim shorts, this picture shows the don entering the police station after his arrest from a barber shop in the West African city.
  • The third picture is yet another picture from the day the dreaded don, known for running his extortion racket from foreign soil, was arrested by the police in West Africa.

Republic TV has put out a copy of Ravi Pujari's fake passport which was allegedly issued to him by the Government of Burkina Faso in West Africa on July 10, 2013. While the passport bears Ravi Pujari's picture,  the name on the document is ‘Antony Fernandes’ As per the information on the passport, Pujari's date of birth is January 25, 1961 and place of birth is Mysore, Karnataka.

As per sources, the fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari ran the hotel chain in West Africa's Senegal under the name of Antony Fernandes for close to 8 years. As per sources, he has been in Africa for over a decade where he was living a luxurious life with his wife and kids as a hotelier in Senegal's capital Dakar. In a dramatic turn of events, he was arrested from a barber shop on January 21, 2019, in what was seen as a major win for India.

Earlier on February 1, days after his arrest, Republic TV had accessed exclusive images and details of the Indian restaurant he was running in Senegal's capital city Dakar by the name 'Namaste India'.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs is constantly in touch with the authorities in Senegal and are pushing for his deportation to India.

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