Threatening Call To Nitin Gadkari Nagpur: The man who made a threatening ‘call’ to Union minister Nitin Gadkari‘s Nagpur office demanding Rs 100 crore is a jail inmate in Karnataka’s Belagavi city. He was recently sentenced to death by a court in a murder case. The police gave this information on Sunday. A senior police officer said that this person had described himself as a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. He told that this person has been identified as Jayesh Pujari.
His told that prima facie he called from the jail through a mobile phone. He said that a team of Crime Branch of Nagpur Police led by Assistant Inspector reached Belagavi late on Saturday night. The official said the team is likely to request the jail authorities to allow them to interrogate Pujari on Monday.
thrice in an hour
threatening call to Nitin Gadkari public relations office in Khamla received three threatening phone ‘calls’ between 11.25 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday, following which Nagpur MP and BJP leader Gadkari’s residence in Nagpur and The security of the office was increased.
The police officer said, “The priest was sentenced to death by a court in a murder case. He is a notorious gangster who managed to escape from jail in 2016. Later, he was arrested by the Karnataka Police. He said Pujari had made threat calls to some senior officials in the past.
Had demanded 100 crores from Gadkari
Police had earlier said, “The caller told the phone operator of Gadkari’s office that he was a member of the D gang (i.e. Dawood Ibrahim gang) and demanded Rs 100 crore from Gadkari.” He threatened to harm the minister with the help of a bomb if the demand was not met. Police had said that the ‘caller’ had given his phone number and address in Karnataka to deliver the money.