Mangalore, Nov 28: The arrest of Nikhil Shetty, the right hand of Ravi Poojary tremble the underworld. Nikhil Shetty’s arrest came soon after Ashok Devadiga, another close associate of Poojary, was detained in Dubai along with his two henchmen. It was widely believed that Poojary and his gang would lie low unable to recover from the setbacks.
But now once again the gang become active in Dakshina Kannada giving threatening to some of the businessmen and builders of the city.
It is said that in the last fortnight the city’s leading businessmen heads of educational institutions, city’s jewelers, posh car owners, and also luxury flat / villa owners have reportedly getting repeated threatening and extortion calls from Ravi Poojary’s gang. It is believed that more than 50 from builder community have been receiving repeated calls from Ravi Poojary gang.
It is also said that some of the businessmen have lodge complaints with the Commissioner of Police in Mangalore against unknown persons.
The threat from Ravi Poojary gang is quite real, claims a top police official. Poojary’s gang was involved in the killing of Bejai Raja last year which resulted in a few retaliatory killings and attempts to murder on the lives of a few others due to the rivalry between Poojary and another don from Mangalore Vicky Shetty. But it is Poojary gang which is giving sleepless nights to top businessmen and also to the police it is learnt.