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Rajan and Ravi Pujari returned but Dawood still untraceable?

After Chhota Rajan, now Ravi Pujari is arrested. Ravi Shulya Pujari was born in Udupi, Karnataka. He has two brothers and one sister. He is blessed with two daughters, and one son. He came to Mumbai at his teenage and started working in Restaurant and remained a small-time criminal until he killed rival Bala Zalte and made his identity in Underworld and started his unlawful activities from Andheri, Mumbai. In those days the gangs of Dawood and Chhota Rajan were very active in Mumbai. Chhota Rajan got impressed with this newcomer and gave him entry into his gang. Rajan mentored Ravi in underworld syndicate and soon Ravi became the right-hand person to Rajan. In the late 1990s, Ravi Pujari moved to Dubai to set up his own business. He earned money through extortion of real estate builders, owner of the hotel etc. In the mid-1990s, his men shot Om Prakash Kukreja of Kukreja Builders in his office. Eight years later, a Navi Mumbai builder, Suresh Wadhwa, escaped an assassination attempt by ducking under his office desk. However, when Chhota Rajan split with Dawood Ibrahim after the March 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, Guru Satam and Ravi Pujari cast their share with him and the trio set up base in South East Asia and continued their operations. While Rajan relocated to Kuala Lumpur, where he was protected by a powerful local mafia, Satam parked himself in Hong Kong and Pujari travelled extensively in South East Asia supervising the gang’s operations. Satam and Pujari were the trusted aides of Rajan, until a futile attack was made on Rajan’s life in Bangkok by a team sent by Karachi-based Chhota Shakeel, Dawood’s right-hand-man, in September 2000. After the attack, Chhota Rajan was suspecting the involvement of his own people. Rajan’s sharpshooter called Rohit Verma, who was killed in the Bangkok created misunderstanding between Rajan, Guru Satam and Ravi Pujari. Rohit Verma was a small-time robber raised as a sharpshooter, managed to be the right hand of Rajan. Angry Rajan got his own people and his associates like Vinod Shetty and Mohan Kotian brutally murdered at Panvel and Bangalore respectively by Rajan’s shooters in India. Unable to convince Rajan about their loyalty, Guru Satam and Ravi too got separated and set up their own gangs and they all were operating from different world capitals.

Thereafter, Rajan became less active and his wife was allegedly doing extortion on behalf of him, Sujata Nikhalje got arrested by Chembur cops in several such cases. Devastated Rajan got busy bailing out his wife. His daughters were at the peak of their studies. Don had to tame down in such situations around him, moreover, underworld activities in Mumbai became difficult. His younger brother Vijay Nikhalje got in politics and during 2014; he rendered his support to BJP. There was a rumour that because of this support, Chhota Rajan was tactically brought to India since he returned his family is having holiday time with him. He has been provided with a television in his cell, he plays loud music on it and this has been troubling for many inmates. He is also provided with all sort of facilities from food to clothing, his family frequently visits him. Chhota Rajan’s deportation and arrest was a big political plot. Rajan, 57, is facing more than 70 criminal charges. He was arrested by the Indonesian police in Bali on October 25, 2015.

Dawood, who is believed to be out of Karachi in Pakistan and is sheltered by the country’s security forces round-the-clock, is likely to be succeeded by one of his brothers and Anees Ahmed is the front-runner, but keeping all the control in his own hand. Dawood’s trusted lieutenant Chhota Shakeel – often referred to as the gang CEO – has many connections in India. Dawood made his empire tech savvy. His return to India seems to be very difficult as he is one of the richest person in Pakistan and also a mastermind in Pakistan’s act of creating unrest in India. Ravi Pujari always maintained that his mission is to eliminate both Dawood and Chhota Shakeel.

Ravi Pujari’s wife, Padma and his 24-year-old son were detained at Mumbai international airport, the duo was deported to India. Padma was on a red corner notice. Former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma had arrested Padma in 2005 in a fake passport case. Padma had forged documents to obtain her passport and those of her two daughters. She was released on bail after a month, but she fled the country within six months by secretly making another passport from Mangalore in the name of Sridevi Pujari. Since then, a lookout notice was issued against her. Padma got bailed out again and she and her kids are already having their life on Indian soil, her husband Ravi Pujari who is known as patriot gangster, soon to be extradited to India. Both the families of Rajan and Ravi will have new life on their soil. Now interesting is to see, who and when and how Dawood would be brought back to India.

In 2014, during election speeches suggesting a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism, Modi, delivered his speech by stating that the government should do more and speak less when it comes to capturing terrorists like the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Terrorism, Maoism, narco-terrorism and fake currency, all these issues are destroying the country from within. The government should have a zero-tolerance policy against them. While speaking to Sandesh News channel, he taunted UPA saying that Why is the Indian government not able to get Dawood? Do these things happen through the medium of newspapers? Did the U.S. issue a press note before they killed  Laden? Did the U.S. government hold a press conference saying that they will go on this particular date to get bin, Laden? Modi urged youth to elect his government to bring back Dawood and do justice to all those innocent victims who had lost their lives in 1993 bomb blast. We voted him, and it’s been five years now, he too simply passed statements but silent on Dawood may be his plan to get Dawood mutely before the 2019 election. Let’s keep faith in the promises he made, still there is two months time.


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Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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