Nitin Gadkari threat call: Inmate of Belagavi jail in murder case, threatens Minister, says police

Nitin Gadkari threat call probe: Caller an inmate of Belagavi jail who was handed death sentence in murder case, says police

Updated by Shruti Sharma 

Nagpur, Jan 15 (PTI) The caller who made threatening calls to the Nagpur office of Union minister Nitin Gadkari and demanded Rs 100 crore is an inmate of a jail in Belagavi city of Karnataka who was sentenced to death by a court in a murder case in the past, police said on Sunday.

The caller, who had claimed he was a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, has been identified as Jayesh Pujari. Prime facie, he made the call using a mobile phone from the jail, a senior officer said.   A crime branch team of Nagpur Police led by an assistant inspector reached Belagavi late Saturday night. The team is likely to request the jail administration to allow them to question Pujari on Monday, he said.

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