In a shocking disclosure, arrested gangster Chhota Rajan has alleged that “some members in the Mumbai Police
” have links with underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. Reports suggest that Rajan will be brought back to India from Bali tonight and Maharashtra government says his first stop will be Mumbai.
Rajan, once a close confidante-turned-rival of Dawood, has said that he is not afraid of Dawood and that he would keep on fighting against terrorism and Dawood.
Rajan has also alleged that he’s been tortured in the past by the Mumbai Police. When asked whether he would like to be taken to Delhi or Mumbai, Rajan said, “It is up to the government to decide, but it must ensure that I get justice.” Earlier on November 1, the Indian team, comprising officers from CBI, Mumbai and Delhi police
, arrived in Bali and latern on questioned him in the presence of Indonesian police at the detention center.
First Secretary (consular) in the Indian Embassy in Jakarta, Sanjeev Kumar Agrawal, who met Rajan for nearly half an hour on November 1, was also present with the probe team. Meanwhile, reports suggest that prison officials at Arthur Road jail are increasing security measures
. They are taking the precautionary measure in order to prevent any attacks on Rajan by the members of the Dawood Ibrahim gang who are inmates of the same prison.
Chhota Rajan, born Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje was arrested in Bali, Indonesia, while he was travelling on a fake passport under the name Mohan Kumar. Rajan was arrested in Bali on the basis of a Red Corner Notice from Interpol and following a tip off by Australian authorities to the Indonesian police. The 55-year-old gangster faces over 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug trafficking just in Mumbai. In 2000, Dawood’s men tracked him down to a hotel in Bangkok but he managed a dramatic escape.