Two men allegedly belonging to Suresh Pujari’s gang open fired inside the office of a builder in Ulhasnagar on Monday afternoon.
The men were reportedly trying to extort money from builder Sumit Chakravarti. Sumit is also the President of the Ulhasnagar Trade Association.
On the incident, Thane Police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said, “Two men, with their face covered, came on a motorcycle and barged into the office of builder Sumit Chakravarti at around 3.30 PM yesterday. They fired two rounds inside the office in a bid to get extortion money which was demanded by dreaded gangster Suresh Pujari.”
“Pujari had made a demand for ransom from the builder and his son Aakash. When the duo, did not heed to his demand, he sent his men to his office. Both Sumit and his son were not present when the firing took place. One of Sumit’s staff member escaped unhurt,” Narkar added.
After the firing, the accused fled from the spot. In the evening, Pujari called up some media persons and claimed responsibility for the firing. He ordered the firing because Sumit had refused to pay extortion amount of Rs 2 crore.
A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act has been registered against Pujari and the two men at the Central Police Station.
Police have also launched a manhunt to nab the accused.