Ravi Pujari’s role in Varthur kidnap case being probed

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Kolar police will not be ruling out the role of jailed underworld don Ravi Pujari in the kidnapping for ransom of former MLA Varthur Prakash. According to official sources, Pujari’s involvement in the case is “also being looked into” after the arrest of his shut affiliate Kaviraj, who’s a first-rate accused in the kidnap case.

The police have obtained Kaviraj’s custody for six days. “Kaviraj has given the names of some others, who are allegedly involved in the sensational case. Based on his statement and investigation, the police have identified a dozen other men — all from Karnataka — who could be involved in the crime,” mentioned an official supply. 

Meanwhile, the police have dominated out reviews that had earlier appeared in a bit of media stating that Prakash was kidnapped by a gang, which was employed by a Pune-based cash lender from whom he had borrowed Rs 5 crore to purchase 1,000 cattle and had not returned the cash. “Prakash was kidnapped for ransom by Kaviraj and his gang. It was a professionally planned and executed crime,” the officer clarified.   

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