The Hush Post|11:10 am| 1-min-read
Underworld don Ravi Pujari, who used to operate in Mumbai in the 1990s, has been arrested in Senegal, a country in West Africa, according to media reports.
The fugitive gangster was earlier believed to be hiding in Australia.
Ravi Pujari was mentored by gangster Chhota Rajan. The two parted ways in 2001. Chhota Rajan is serving a life sentence in a jail in Navi Mumbai.
Most of the gangster-backed shooters were arrested by the anti-extortion cell of the Mumbai Police. However, Pujari had shifted base to Bengaluru. Pujari, who belongs to Udupi in Mangalore, is fluent in English and Kannada.
Ravi Pujari also allegedly used to make extortion demands to Bollywood personalities between 2009 and 2013.
Last year, Pujari had issued death threats to JNU student Umar Khalid, student activist Shehla Rashid and Dalit leader and Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mewani.
From 2009 to 2013, Pujari threatened many Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Akshay kumar, Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan.