PM Modi’s comment ‘betel nut to tarnish my image’ in the discussion, know what is the connection between the word underworld and betel nut

Recently PM Modi made a statement that some people are trying to tarnish his image.  People are also offering betel nuts to tarnish his image. In response to this on Sunday, Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal said that PM Modi should name those people. Action will be taken against those people.

What did PM Modi say in his statement? 

Some people have taken a pledge that- Modi Will tarnish the image of.  For this, these people have given supari to different people’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made this statement while addressing a gathering at Rani Kamalapati railway station during his visit to Bhopal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Giving this comment, said that some people in our country are trying to tarnish my image since 2014. They are trying to do this themselves and are also giving betel nuts to the people.

He said, ‘Some people are sitting inside the country to support these people and some are sitting outside the country. are doing their work. These people are constantly trying to tarnish my image. But these people do not know that the poor, backward and downtrodden people of India are Modi’s security shield

Kapil Sibal said – Name PM Modi, action will be taken against him

In response to this, Kapil Sibal said on Sunday that Modi ji has alleged that some people outside and inside the country are trying to tarnish his image. I request Modi ji to tell us the name, place or address of the organization of those people. We will prosecute such people. This is not a matter of state secret.

Understand what is the meaning of the word supari

Let us tell you that the word supari is used in many Indian languages. " the killing" is done for. Sometimes this word is used to defame, humiliate or harass a political or ideological opponent by paying money to a professional. 

Last year Union Minister VK Singh on Pegasus to The New York Times for its report "Areca Media" Said. In it, it was mentioned that India was among the countries that had bought spying software from Israeli cyber security company NSO Group.

What is the literal meaning of betel nut

Supari is usually added to the paan. The betel nut is cut into several pieces and put in the paan. Betel nut is also used in worship in India. 

How did the word betel nut get used in the world of crime? 

70’s Retired ACP of Mumbai Police Vasant Dhoble, who joined the force in the middle of the decade, told The Indian Express that the term originated from the tradition of inviting guests to a wedding with betel leaves and betel leaves in rural Maharashtra. 

Later on, paan-supari was used as a symbolic language regarding a deal or deal. In the local language of Maharashtra, it is called kamchi supari aali aahe (we have got money to do this work). 

According to Dhoble, those who joined the Maharashtra Police in the mid-70s Most of the people came from rural Maharashtra. They also brought their language with them.  

As the activities of the Mumbai underworld intensified in Mumbai, murders also increased in the city.  With this, the people of the underworld  also started using the word betel nut. Betel nut means money given to the middleman for kidnapping someone, threatening someone or killing someone. Often the policemen also used to inquire as to who gave the betel nut to kill him. 

The person who gives the betel nut usually depends on a middleman. The middleman arranges for the hitman. Betel nut is not meant only for murder. Kidnapping, threats are also done by giving supari i.e. money. This money is given to a professional who takes it as a supari.

Journalist-writer S Hussain Zaidi traces the origins of supari in his book ‘Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia’ is associated with an interesting ritual. S Hussain Zaidi has written in his book that betel nut had a special role in the feasts held in Bhima communities in Mahemi tribe.

According to Zaidi, whenever Bhima had to be assigned a difficult task. He used to call a meeting of his warriors at Mahim fort. Here after a sumptuous feast a plate full of paan was brought and placed in the middle of the assembly. The warrior who used to pick up betel leaves was entrusted with that difficult task. 

How the practice of giving betel leaves for murder increased in the underworld

In the 80s and 90s, people from the underworld started getting work on a large scale in Mumbai. It was then believed that someone who wanted to eliminate a rival could easily get the work done by paying supari (money) to the underworld gang. 

The value of the betel nut would depend on Who will be the target, and what kind of conditions or consequences will emerge after the hit. During that time the betel nut money was usually handed over in installments. The final amount was paid after the job was completed.

In most cases, the betel-bearer would inform the underworld man of the target’s whereabouts as well as the exact time and place to strike. Was. 

The person giving betel nut also used to check the style of mafia before giving betel nut. Immediately after the operation, as soon as the police started their action, the killer had to go underground. All this used to be part of betel nut.

According to a report in Daily Mail, people of Mumbai’s underworld turn to Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh in search of sharpshooters as hitmen. Please tell that Abu Salem, a notorious criminal of Dawood Ibrahim gang, is a resident of Sarai Mir village of Azamgarh.  

When was the betel nut given for the first time

According to Zaidi’s book, the contract killing or supari killing was first ordered by gangster Haji Mastan in 1969 on real estate mafia Yusuf Patel. Mastan paid Rs 10,000 to two Pakistanis for the job, but Haji Mastan’s betel nut was not successful because of Patel’s bodyguards. 

Journalist J Dey in his book ‘Khallas: NA -Z Guide to the Underworld’ describes a sensational murder that established Dawood Ibrahim in the Mumbai underworld.

Amirzada Pathan was shot dead in a Mumbai court

Gangster Bada Rajan was given the contract to eliminate Amirzada Pathan of the rival and powerful Pathan gang, who had killed Dawood’s brother Shabbir Kaskar in February 1983.

< p> This work was given to a young hitman named David Pardeshi. It shot dead Amirzada for Rs 50,000 inside the Mumbai sessions court on September 6, 1983.

Supari killing of music baron Gulshan Kumar

< p>On 12 August 1997, music businessman Gulshan Kumar was shot dead outside a temple in Andheri. According to the police, the conspiracy to eliminate him was hatched by Dawood’s brother Anees Ibrahim in Dubai and Rs 25 lakh was given to the killers. According to the police, the killers were keeping an eye on him for at least a month. 

Matka king Suresh Bhagat’s wife had got him killed for Rs 25 lakh


Matka king Suresh Bhagat died in 2008 along with five people. Matka King’s car was hit by a truck.  Investigation found that his wife Jaya Bhagat had given a betel nut of Rs 25 lakh to kill her husband  Because she wanted to capture their empire.

BSP leader’s murder biggest supari killing ever

BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj’s murder in 2003 This was Delhi’s first such incident of betel nut murder, about which there was a lot of discussion. After this murder, fear has again been created in the country’s capital about ‘betel nut’ murders. Before 2003, Delhi had only five major betel nut killings in the last four decades. 

Please tell that Rs 5 crore contract was given to kill Bhardwaj. Which is considered to be the biggest betel nut ever. And in 2003, the report of contract killing in Delhi was fixed at Rs 10 lakh.

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