Senegal arrests one of India’s most-wanted fugitives

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Gangster Ravi Pujari, on the run for the last 15 years, has been arrested in Senegal in West Africa, a source in the security establishment said on Friday.

Security agencies got clues about his whereabouts following the arrest of one of his close associates in Mumbai recently, the source added.

Pujari, who allegedly ran an extortion syndicate targeting mainly builders in Mumbai, was held from a hotel in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on January 22.Pujari is facing dozens of cases of extortion and murder in various parts of India.

The Indian authorities will now initiate the extradition process to bring Pujari back to the country, the official said.If extradited to India, he may face the death penalty.

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