Shiv Sena corporator gets extortion threat from gangster Ravi Pujari

Thane: A local Shiv Sena corporator has allegedly received extortion calls from fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari demanding Rs 10 crore from him, police said today.

"Last evening, Ravindra Phatak, the Sena corporator in Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), who is also a leading builder, received three calls from a person, who identified himself as Ravi Pujari and said that he was calling from Australia. He demanded Rs 10 crore from Phatak," Assistant Police Inspector (API) P P Kadam from Wagle Estate police station said.

Phatak later registered a complaint with police, who have registered an offence.

Phatak, a former Shiv Sena man, who had defected the party and joined the Congress, has rejoined the Sena and won the last civic elections.

Further investigation is on.

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