Tanveer Sait, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Minority welfare and wakf Government of Karnataka, has complained to the police that he had been receiving extortion calls from some men claiming to be associated with underworld don Ravi Pujari. According to reports, Tanveer Sait has revealed that in the extortion call which he has received, people associated with underworld don Ravi Pujari have demanded Rs 10 crore and has warned of dire consequences if the sum is not paid to them.

According to a leading daily, the Karnataka government minister has been receiving extortion calls and messages from international numbers as well as via the internet. Karnataka minister’s personal assistant in a complaint registered to the police has mentioned that the caller who identified himself as Ravi Pujari, has demanded Rs 10 crore to be paid to him immediately.”  In the complaint, minister personal assistant also said that the caller has threatened that if their demands are not met, their people kill the minister. 

Following Karnataka minister Tanveer Sait’s complaint, a police team, a cybercrime team have initiated an investigation into the matter. Reports suggested that the matter was also reported to Karnataka Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) Ramalinga Reddy who has asked government officials to take the matter seriously. The Home Minister has also said that authorities should get in touch with Interpol if necessary to solve the case. While an investigation has already been initiated in the case, there has been no official response so far from the Karnataka minister Tanveer Sait, who has received threat calls.

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