Report9 : Former key aide and lieutenant of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Rajan, has alleged that “some in the Mumbai Police” have links with the wanted terrorist Dawood. Chhota Rajan who is currently in custody in Indonesia, is expected to be brought back to India today.
“The Mumbai Police has done a lot of ‘atyachar’ (atrocities) on me…the government should look into that.
Some in the Mumbai Police are mixed up with Dawood,” Rajan, in orange prison uniform and cuffs, said to Indian reporters in Bali’s Denpasar.
Rajan said: “I am not afraid of Dawood. All my life I have fought against terror and will keep fighting against Dawood and terror” on being asked if he was afraid of returning to Mumbai and preferred to be taken to Delhi instead.
He added: “I will go wherever the government will take me. I just want justice.” The remarks come amid reports that security agencies are not comfortable with the Mumbai Police handling Rajan.
The 55-year-old gangster faces had evaded the police in many countries since an Interpol notice against him in 1995. However, he was arrested in Bali on October 25 as he stepped off a flight from Sydney using an impersonated name “Mohan Kumar”. He is charged with over 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug trafficking in Mumbai alone.
He is expected to be produced before a court soon where Indonesian police will submit details of the cases for which he is wanted in India. Officials believe that he could be deported to India in the next two-three days.
An Indian team, comprising officers from CBI, Mumbai and Delhi police, are in Bali with a detailed dossier on 55-year-old Rajan and his involvement in various crimes in India.
Mumbai-born Rajan was once a close confidante of Dawood, the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. They parted ways after the serial explosions that claimed nearly 260 lives as Rajan says he opposed the attack.
It was speculated over the years that Rajan was “in touch” with Indian security agencies and involved in the killing of “anti-Pakistan elements” and also countering Dawood Ibrahim, his former boss turned enemy.
Dawood Ibrahim is believed to be in Pakistan’s Karachi, where his security was allegedly increased after Rajan’s arrest.
Rajan has been interrogated by the Indonesian police several times in the last few days to confirm his identity and criminal acts in India.
In the absence of an extradition treaty, the Indian authorities have already provided documents to their Indonesian counterparts about his Indian identity to expedite his deportation.