Updated March 23rd, 2024 at 13:59 IST

Gangster Prasad Poojari Sent to 14-day Mumbai Crime Branch Custody

To escape the grip of Indian agencies and delay his deportation process, Pujari had even married a Chinese woman.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Finally gangster Prasad Poojari has been brought to Mumbai to face the law. | Image:Republic
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Mumbai: City Crime Branch officials brought the most wanted gangster Prasad Poojari from China to Mumbai late on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, he was presented before the Special MCOCA Court which sent him to 14-day custody of the Crime Branch.

Wanted for the last 20 years, Prasad Poojari has a track record of crimes. He was involved in several cases of murder and extortion with the latest one being registered in 2020. 

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According to sources, his entire gang was eliminated by the city crime branch and red corner notice was issued against him.

To escape the grip of Indian agencies and delay his deportation process, Poojari even married a Chinese woman. Finally he has been brought to Mumbai to face the law.

Earlier in 2020, Mumbai Crime Branch had arrested Pujari's mother Indira Vithal Poojari in connection with an extortion case. At that time, it came to light that Pujari's visit visa had expired, fueling hope that he could be brought back to India soon.

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It should be noted that the gangster was involved in the firing incident on activist Chandrakant Jadhav (who was the member undivided Shiv Sena) in the Vikhroli, Mumbai. This firing incident took place on December 19, 2019. However, Jadhav survived the attack as the bullet missed him.

Poojari in China:

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According to sources, Poojari was granted temporary residence in China in March 2008, which expired in March 2012. Poojari had gone to China on a visit visa, which expired in May 2008. Recently Poojari was residing in Luohu district, Shenzhen city, Guangdong province, China.
 

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Published March 23rd, 2024 at 08:10 IST