On Tuesday, gangster Ravi Pujari was produced before a Mumbai sessions court in connection to a firing case at a restaurant in Vile Parle on October 21, 2016. He was brought to Mumbai from Bengaluru and has now been remanded to police custody till March 9.
In February 2020, Ravi Pujari was extradited to India from South Africa after absconding from Indian authorities for several years. He was lodged at a jail in Bengaluru, Karnataka. A team of Mumbai police left for Bengaluru on February 20, following an order by a Karnataka court that allowed Ravi’s handover to the Mumbai police. A case was registered against him following the firing incident under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
Mumbai: Gangster Ravi Pujari remanded to police custody till March 9, in 2016 Gajali restaurant firing— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2021
He is wanted in more than 49 cases in the city. pic.twitter.com/sGqdgHmMnq
Netizens wondered about the ‘purpose’ of burqa
While he was being taken to the court today, Ravi Pujari was spotted in a neon green T-shirt and a black veil. Netizens became amused and wondered whether he had been sporting a burqa to stir sympathy. One Vaibhav Bhandari inquired, “Using burqa to gain sympathy, very thoughtful.”
Using burqa to gain sympathy, very thoughtful.— Vaibhav ︎Bhandari ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎︎ ︎ (@1997Indian) February 23, 2021
Twitter user, Anu Audichya wrote, “Neon t-shirt with a burqa, great combo, one should imitate this dressing style.” Another user took potshots at Ravi Pujari and tweeted sarcastically, “Don in Burqa.”
Neon t – shirt wth burka , grt combo, one should imitate ths dressing style 👍— Anu Audichya (@AudichyaAnu) February 23, 2021
Don in burqa 😂😂😂— SwathiRules (@RulesSwathi) February 23, 2021
Other users were left wondering as to why the gangster was sporting a Burqa.
Why Ravi Pujari is wearing Burqa? ☹️ pic.twitter.com/o9h8ULcE4x— Facts (@BefittingFacts) February 23, 2021
Why this gangster is in burqa?— stranger (@amarDgreat) February 23, 2021
Another user claimed, “Dawood once told that he will make ravi pujari wear burqa.”
Dawood once told that he will make ravi pujari wear burqa.— green (@rpk138) February 23, 2021
Ravi Pujari was brought to Mumbai by road on Tuesday morning. The anti-extortion cell produced him before the special Sessions court. He was then remanded to police custody till March 9 by Special Judge D.E. Kothalikar. The police had earlier informed that his 7 aides have already been arrested. Pujari hails from Udipi in Karnataka and ran an extortion racket. He had earlier threatened actor Shah Rukh Khan in 2014 and had also warned industrialist against messing with actress Preity Zinta.