Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to takeover Maharashtra police’s 71-odd cases against Mumbai gangster Chhota Rajan, with the department of personnel and training (DoPT) likely to issue its mandatory notification effecting the transfer this week.
The Maharashtra government issued a notification authorising the handover of the cases against Rajan recently, according to a CBI source.
It is yet to be seen however if all cases against Rajan, including those that are undergoing trial including the one pertaining to the murder of Mumbai’s senior crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey in 2011, would be handed over to the agency.
On Rajan’s arrival via deportation from Indonesia on November 6, the agency had taken him in custody in the case related to his procurement of an Indian passport in the name of Mohan Kumar in 2003 on the basis of fake documents from the Indian mission in Zimbabwe. A city court extended Rajan’s custody with the CBI till November 19 in the case. Since 2003 to October 25 this year when Rajan was nabbed in Bali, he had used the fake passport to hide in Australia in different cities.
As per CBI’s first information report, the gangster’s passport described Mohan Kumar as a resident of Karnataka’s Mandya district. The CBI has another fake passport case of 2002 pending against Rajan.