Bengaluru, June 7, 2020: A charge sheet has been filed against gangster Ravi Poojary who is now in the custody of Bengaluru police after being extradited from Senegal, police said on Friday.
The charge sheet pertains to two cases - Shabnam Developers shootout case at Tilak Nagar in Bengaluru and money extortion from a builder in Whitefield in the city, Bengaluru Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil told PTI.
According to police, Poojary’s henchmen had stormed into the office of Shabnam Developers at Tilaknagar and shot dead receptionist Shylaja and office assistant Ravi. In that connection 11 people were then arrested. Police said Poojary had allegedly supplied the weapons to the assailants.
In the Whitefield case, a builder was threatened to pay extortion money. The call details and other evidence have been gathered against Poojary, a police officer said. "Pujari is involved in many cases. We are filing charge sheets one by one. At present we have filed charge sheet in two cases," Patil said.
Poojary, who was on the run for almost 15 years, was arrested in South Africa and later deported to Senegal. Later he was extradited to India and brought to Bengaluru on February 23.
The Udupi-born gangster currently faces a whopping 97 cases in places across the state. However, he is in the custody of the Bengaluru police as he has 47 cases pending against him in the city. While the police have filed charge sheets in two cases, the rest of the cases will be charge-sheeted as well, when the police have sufficient evidence.