The Maharashtra government has responded to Republic Media Network tracking down India's most wanted don and underworld gangster Ravi Pujari. Republic Media Network has three super exclusive pictures of Pujari who is in a prison in West Africa's Senegal after the police arrested him in 2019.
Ranjit Patil, MoS Home, said that the state police is providing full cooperation in the matter and that Pujari will be brought back just the way Chota Rajan was extradited to India.
"Maharashtra police will full provide cooperation. Nobody will be safeguarded. No stone will be unturned. We will cooperate with the investigation. The papers have been translated. Just the way Chota Rajan was brought back, he shall be brought back too," he said.
On June 24, Republic Media Network accessed the latest pictures of India's most wanted gangster and underworld don Ravi Pujari. Pujari is imprisoned in West Africa's Senegal. He was arrested on January 21, 2019. The kingpin has been allegedly running his extortion racket from there with impunity.
He is wanted in a host of cases across India from Gujarat to Maharashtra to Karnataka. The long list of cases against him includes those of extortion, kidnapping, and murder.
As per sources, the fugitive gangster ran a hotel chain in Senegal under the name of Antony Fernandes for close to eight years. Sources say that 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.