A murder convict, Jayesh Pujari, has been taken into custody by Nagpur police from Hindalga jail in Belagavi, Karnataka in connection with two threatening calls made to the office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, reported the Hindu.
Pujari is accused of demanding Rs 100 crore and later Rs 10 crore from Gadkari’s office and claiming to be a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. He has two cases registered against him at the Dhantoli police station in Nagpur.
Pujari, who was sentenced to death in a murder case, has denied his involvement in the threat calls. Security has been increased at Gadkari’s home and office following the incident. The Nagpur police will produce Pujari in a local court in the afternoon and interrogate to determine his motive, said the national daily.
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