MCOCA slapped against cou­ple, Ravi Pu­jari in ex­tor­tion case

The Hitavada - - NATION -

THE city po­lice on Tues­day ap­plied Ma­ha­rash­tra Con­trol of Or­gan­ised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges against pri­vate de­tec­tive Satish Man­gle and his wife, who were ar­rested ear­lier this month for ex­tort­ing Rs 1 crore from IAS of­fi­cer Rad­heshyam Mopal­war, a se­nior of­fi­cial said.

Along with the cou­ple, the po­lice also slapped MCOCA charges against gang­ster Ravi Pu­jari, who al­legedly made threat calls to Mopal­war ask­ing him to with­draw the case lodged against the Man­gle cou­ple. The gang­ster also de­manded Rs 7 crore from Mopal­war and threat­ened that if he failed to pay the money, he and his en­tire fam­ily would be elim­i­nated.

“IAS of­fi­cer Rad­he­shaym Mopal­war has been get­ting threat calls from a per­son, who iden­ti­fied him­self as gang­ster Ravi Pu­jari. On Novem­ber 12, Mopal­war re­ceived a call from Pu­jari, who asked him to with­draw the com­plaint filed against the Man­gles,” se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor Pradeep Sharma, said. “The caller also de­manded Rs 7 crore from Mopal­war and threat­ened that if he does not pay the money, his en­tire fam­ily would be elim­i­nated,” he said. As this threat falls un­der the cat­e­gory of or­gan­ised crimes, the MCOCA has been ap­plied against the Man­gle cou­ple, Satish Man­gle’s as­so­ciate Atul Tawde and gang­ster Ravi Pu­jari, Sharma said.

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