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Ravi Poojary's Burkina Faso passport reveals how he flew the coop


Mumbai, Jun 11 (IANS): Mumbai's once-dreaded 'underworld' don Ravi Poojary is now, well, underground. IANS has accessed the don's new passport. He now goes under the name of Anthony Fernandes and is a citizen of Burkina Faso, a West African country, his date of birth is shown as 25.1.1961.

Poojary , a movie junkie influenced by Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal as Anthony Gonsalves in 'Amar Akbar Anthony' is using the name Anthony Fernandes. This passport was issued on 10.7.2013 and is valid till 8.7.2023. Passport shows his profession as Agent Commercial which means that he is designated as a businessman running a chain of restaurants Namaste India in Senegal, Burkina Faso and neighbouring countries.

Poojary 's lawyers in Senegal have been arguing in the court citing that he is Anthony Fernandes, a businessmen from Burkina Faso as mentioned in his passport and not a fugitive as claimed by the Indian Government. This clearly indicates a collusion between top government functionaries of Burkina Faso and  Poojary  in which an influential Indian businessman, who is his partner in restaurant chain, may have played a role of conduit.

The Indian Embassy in Senegal speaking to IANS from Dakar accepted that they were aware of his presence in the country but refused to share details on whether he has jumped bail or moved to a neighbouring country. Poojary was detained in Senegal in January this year on the request of Interpol.

His extradition process was to begin on May 15. However, a Sengalese filed a fraudulent complaint with the local police that Ravi Pujari aka Anthony Fernandes had cheated him of millions of dollars.

In fact, Ravi  Poojary  himself has got one of his own associates to file a false complaint against him. Earlier,  Poojary  had threatened Bollywood stars and even Gujarat politician Jignesh Mevani for extortion. There are 98 criminal cases pending against him in Karnataka and in Mumbai. The Ministry of External Affairs has been trying to persuade Senegal to extradite  Poojary  under the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime.

 

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  • NN, NN

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Oh ! pundi lekka imber kali dheppunaar athth, kali parpunaar! Antony porbulu.

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    RAW agents to be sent to eliminate these type of criminals silently. Even the financial offenders too should be shown the same fate.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Newly appointed BJP's new Home Minister Amit Shah fully loaded cruise missile can't reach Burkina Faso. It seems missile range is only Pakistan when it comes to catching underworld dons and economic fraudsters who are enjoying luxurious life with pending criminal cases pending back home.
    Jai Hind

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Law and order require proper evidence to take action.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    "There are 98 criminal cases pending against him in Karnataka and in Mumbai." - let there be 2 more cases and he will be a centurion....pride of karavali karnataka...

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  • Neel, Kuwait

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Election is over, game is over. Ravi poojari will come into limelight during next election season, until then take a beak.

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  • Kenny Joseph Monteiro, Kaikamba , Bahrain

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    I m very scared to hear the name starting from " A ", Those start from A are always big criminals and cheaters , One of friend who cheated my sister his name starting from A

    kenny
    Kaikamba

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  • Jagdish, mumbai

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Arvind Kejriwal ?

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  • SHAINAZ MOOSA KHAN, MUMBAI

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    You mean to A.Shah?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Anthony
    Antony
    Anton
    Anto

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore UAE

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    a DNA test will suffice everything. meanwhile our government is in process of introducing a biometric chip on future passports hopefully very soon.

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  • Happy ji, Adarsh Nagar, chikkodi

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    let him enjoy in Burkina... Why we need him here!!! If we bring here he will enjoy in our jail and case will run for 50 years so no use

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  • Arif R M, Bajpe

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Some years back I met a big criminal and cheater name Antony , I thought he got this name from him ,

    Arif
    Bajpe

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  • K K, Kateel Road , Bajpe

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Hindi movie directors were misusing names like Anthony , Fernandes , F Souza , Peter , Gonzalez last but not least VIVIAN. They were portraying these names to Bootleggers , smugglers , pimps and relatedness to nacrotics c and drugs dealers !
    So sad and disgusting !!

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  • Arif R M, Bajpe

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    I don't think Ashok is doing this but maybe his papa, Anyway today's world we cant trust anyone we don't know when they stabbing from behind , fingers crossed ,

    Arif
    Bajpe

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  • Epper, Bajpe

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    In Amar Akbar Anothny movie 🎥
    Amitabh was Antony VV. We should not allow these names to portrait in movies ! Anthony’s dad was John !!!
    Why like this

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    KK you are true . Movie producers minted money by these well known characters

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    These Rogues are highly Connected ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    If any person have money and influence, he can live any where in this word. Now a days we saw only underworld people and Business persons running away from the country, but soon we can see Politicians escaping from the country.

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  • Namith, Kottara

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Yes after Anthony now its Roberts time, he is already saying he has stomach pain in brain and wants to be treated abroad .

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Who is going to escape in 2024 . Any guess???.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Criminals, usually, have a joint venture with politicians... Mumbai, is notorious for accomplished Don's, who have thrived n prospered, under neta's, blessings !!! They provide money n muscule power to their political masters... But when they become a threat, to these astute politicians.... the situations changes, flee or get liquidated !!!!

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Great escape by BODULA ! 😊

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    no way , if have proper evidence that he is Ravi pojary offcource they will pack up to india ..
    Law and order need proper evidence..

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