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Pujari calls restaurant after his henchman slurs, fails to deliver

On Saturday, the hotel’s landline received a phone call that was attended by one of the staffers. It was Pujari who had made the call.

mumbai Updated: Oct 26, 2016 13:35 IST
Saurabh M Joshi

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari made another threat call, this time to the owner of Gajalee Hotel, a day after two of his men landed there and threatened a waiter asking him to give Pujari’s phone number to his boss.

The duo had apparently also fired a round from a dummy revolver on Friday night when they landed there, however, their threat was not clear as the person who entered the hotel slurred and couldn’t be understood.

“Not everything that the person said could be understood and his verbal delivery was comic. The sequence of events were fast and hence the firing also went unnoticed until a thing that resembled to the head of dummy bullet was found while sweeping the floor an hour later,” said a police officer.

The two unidentified men came on a bike, while one sat on it covering his face, the other came inside and issued threat.

On Saturday, the hotel’s landline received a phone call that was attended by one of the staffers. It was Pujari who had made the call and he said, “Itna sab honeke baad bhe call kyu nahe kiya (Why haven’t you called even after all this happened).”

However, the line was not clear and hence everything could not be understood and the receiver hung up. Police were informed and the officials were already tapping the phone. However, location of the caller could not be ascertained. The police are yet to trace the duo, who had come to the hotel with the dummy firearm on Friday night.

“Their arrest will give us more clarity on what conspired. We have formed several teams and are trying to find them,” added the officer.

Gajalee owner Madhukar Shetty had not received any threats in the past nor was there demand for any protection money. A case was registered with the local police following the incident and it is also being investigated by Mumbai crime branch.