BI nabs Indian KFR leader

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deporting an Indian national wanted by authorities in his country for kidnapping and other serious crimes.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said 48-year-old Suresh Bassapa Pujari will be expelled following his arrest last Thursday along Dona Soledad Ave., Paranaque City by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

Morente said Pujari is already an overstaying and undocumented alien as he had been hiding in the country since he arrived in 2016 and that his Indian passport had expired in 2019.

The Indian fugitive is also the subject of an Interpol red notice issued in December 2016 in connection with two arrest warrants that were issued against him by the courts in India.

The warrants were issued by the court in Greater Bombay, India on July 2, 2016 and the Maharashta Control of Organized Crime Special Court in Greater Mumbai on Aug. 2, 2016.

The charges include extortion and preparation to commit murder.

BI-FSU chief Rendel Ryan Sy said Pujari is a notorious ring leader of a crime syndicate engaged in kidnap for ransom operations.

Sy said the cases against Pujari stemmed from the arrest of his associates by the police before they could execute their boss’ order to eliminate the victims for not paying ransom.