Muttappa Rai started his career as a clerk vijaya bank. He started bar and restaurant business in Bangalore.
He turned to mafia to protect his business he claims. Rai entered land mafia made crores of land property in Bangalore , Puttur,Sakleshpur and across the state. He introduced gun culture in underworld in Bangalore.
He became overnight sensation by killing the then don M P Jayaraj.
He was attacked in a city court in 1994, but survived and fled to Dubai in 1996.
Initially he worked under Dawood Ibrahim . Then turned towards Hindu faction.
Helped Indian security agencies to fight against Dawood,s fraction. He claims he had helped India‘s
External espionage agency and and analysis wing in Afghanistan and he was given a safe passage back home because of that. He involved in the murder of a builder in 2001. Deported to India in 2002.
Some senior police officers claim story of Rai is exaggerated .He was just a land grabber, wore a mask of an activist , sophoisticated man.
He was from upper cast Bunt community which is known for enterprising skills and risk taking nature.
He was quite popular in organizing Kambala in Puttur.
He launched Jaya Karnataka outfit.He moved to Bidadi, controlled underworld activity from there.