Ravi Poojary extradited from South Africa, being brought to India by Karnataka police


New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS): Dreaded underworld element Ravi Poojary, operating from overseas, has been extradited to India from South Africa where he was arrested.

Poojary, who parted ways with underworld don Chhota Rajan, had jumped bail from Senegal last year and had escaped to South Africa, where he was involved in big-time drug trafficking and extortion.

Poojary would be flown to Bengaluru. He is being brought to India by the Karnataka Police on an Air France flight via Paris.

Sources in Indian Intelligence said that Poojary, who was hiding with a false identity of Anthony Fernandes, a Burkina Faso passport holder, was nabbed in a remote village in South Africa.

On a tip-off from Indian intelligence, the Senegal police airdashed to South Africa last week. Poojary, 52, wanted in over 200 cases of heinous crimes, including murder and extortion, was detained with the help of South African agencies.

Sources in Mumbai Police said that Poojary's arrest has not yet been confirmed officially but Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with its mission in South Africa. An official in MEA refused to speak on the issue. Embassy of Senegal in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, also did not respond to IANS' queries in connection with Poojary's arrest.

The mafioso first hit the headlines in early 2000 when he started extorting huge amounts from famous Bollywood personalties and builders. He was involved in an attempt to murder case, aimed at killing a prominent lawyer of Mumbai.

Poojary's wife Padma and three children also fled India and some of them hold Burkina Faso passports. His son who was recently married in Australia reportedly holds an Australian passport.

Earlier last year Poojary, living under identity of Anthony had jumped bailed from a Senegal court through fraudulent means. IANS had accessed his new passport. Poojary 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' was using the name Anthony Fernandes. This passport was issued on 10.7.2013 and is valid till 8.7.2023. The passport showed his profession as Agent Commercial which means that he is designated as a businessman running a chain of restaurants called 'Namaste India' in Senegal, Burkina Faso and neighbouring countries.

Poojary's lawyers in Senegal had argued 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.

Clearly indicating a collusion between top government functionaries of Burkina Faso and Poojary in which an influential Indian businessman, who is his partner in a restaurant chain, may have played a role of conduit.

 

 

  

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Ravi Poojary will be accorded a cordial welcome just like Chota Rajan because both are from majority community.

    They will be given royal treatment in jail and no police officer of any rank will dare to touch him. He will be given Z+++++ security in jail to prevent any of his rival gang attacking him.

    In another two to three years he will be in a high post in BJP.

    Fascism in full show.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    At last Anthony Patrao, is back on Indian soil.

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  • Kiran, Bengaluru

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    One more reformed Rowdy, cleared from all charges due to lack of evidence, will live a respectful life paying maybe 5 crores as tax.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    ಈ ಜನಕ್ಕ್ ತೊರಿತ್ತ್ ಜೈಲ್-ತ ಉಲ್ಯಾ ಪಾಡ್ಲೆ.

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    ನನ ಬೆಲ್ಲದ ಗಾಣಗೂ ಕಟ್ಟುಗನ ?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    ವಿಷೊ.......ಬತ್ತೆರತ್ತಾ ಕಟ್ಟ್ ಲೆ....ತೂಕಾ...ಇತ್ತೆ ತೂವೊಡ್ ಬೆಕ್ಕಿಗ್ ಘಂಟೆ ಕಟ್ಟುನಿ ಏರ್ ಎಂದ್ ....ಗಾಣೊಗ್ ಕಟ್ಟುನಿ ಪಂಡ ಗಿರ್ಗಿಟ್ ಗೊಬ್ಬುನ ಅತ್ತ್....

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    ಯಾನ್ ಕಟ್ಟೆರೆ ಪೋಪುಜಿ ಮರ್ರೇ, ಏರುನು ತುವನಗ ಪೋಡಿಗೆ ಆಪುಂಡು,ಇರ್ ಕಟ್ಟುವರ್ಡ ಸಪೋರ್ಟ್ ಮಲ್ಪುವೆ .

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Good. We have ro be greatful for the deporting country....they are not like pakistan, who kills its minority, but keeps safely criminals from our country.

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    My friend why are you going so far to Pakistan.
    Its happening in India itself ......

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  • Ponkra, Pilar / Shirva

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Ravi surname is poojary and he is a lower caste. If he is gujju & higher caste, nobody will go to Senegal to bring him.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    We are not from peaceful community to accept wrongs done in the name of religion....if a hindu does a wrong....we tell its wrong....we are not like jihadi people.

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  • Ramesh Kumar, Mlore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Your Name itself says everything

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  • Zakir Hussain, Dubai/Moodbidri

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Sanjay,

    Don't you remember Pakistan hands over captured Indian air force Pilot Abhinandan Varthama.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Karnataka police should be given the job of extraditing Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi & Mehul Chokshi ...

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Vadra?

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Out side india...there is no Karnataka or kerala.... everything is India....

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Soon he will join BjP due to good works done by Mr. Modi.

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Would have been better if it was Mumbai police, they are extremely good at these sort of cases.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    BJP's MP candidate from Mangalore or Udupi constituency in 2024

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Udupi

    Sun, Feb 23 2020

    Free food, Free accommodation, Free medical & Free Transportation. Great going.

    However the credit will go to the Karnataka Police which was empowered by Siddaramaiah Govt. Previous Karnataka govt has initiated this step. Our Police force had put great effort to bring him back to India.
    Also we must thank to Dr. Manmohan Singh govt for signing the extradition treaty with various countries under the guidance of Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 23 2020

    One should not be surprised if one fine day he is given offer to contest election from coastal karnataka by the party known for fielding tainted candidates.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Feb 23 2020

    may I appeal to authorities to release Ravi in the interest of Hindu Dharma since he is poojari and poojari community totally aligned with Hindutva?

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  • Ponkra, Pilar / Shirva

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    Because of hindutva, today India and hindu peoples are hinde (back).

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  • Ponkra, MANGALURU

    Sun, Feb 23 2020

    All the don will be retirement age soon and available to relaxed in FIVE STAR jail with TAX Payers Money !

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 23 2020

    RSS Don back to India after retirement plan for medical treatment.

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    What is wrong in this.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 24 2020

    duniya ko patha hai........

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