Chhota Rajan meets sisters at CBI headquarters on occasion of Bhai-Duj

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2015 21:12 IST
Plain clothes policemen escort gangster Rajendra Nikalje (C), widely known as Chhota Rajan, as they head to the airport for deportation to India, at the police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali island November 5, 2015. (REUTERS Photo)

Two sisters of mafia don Rajendra S Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan met him in New Delhi at the CBI headquarters on Friday evening on the occasion of ‘Bhai-Duj’ festival.

Sunita Chavan and Malini Sakpal met Rajan after Special CBI judge Vinod Kumar gave the required permission. In an application moved before the court, Rajan’s sisters sought permission to meet the underworld don on compassionate grounds. “The applicants pray that the applicant Sunita Sakkharam Chavan and her elder sister Malini Sakpal may be allowed to meet their brother. That the applicants are physically unfit and may be escorted by their son-in-law Anil Menon for help,” their application said.

The sisters had met Sessions Judge OP Saini at his Gurgaon residence on Thursday night. They had moved an application before Saini at the Patiala House Court seeking clearance to meet him.

Chavan and Sakpal live in Maharashtra. Rajan is lodged in a CBI lock-up here.

After being on the run for the past 27 years, underworld don Chhota Rajan was brought to India from Indonesia on November 6 by a joint team headed by CBI officials to face trial in various criminal cases registered against him in Delhi and Mumbai.

On November 7, CBI had got 10 days custody of Chhota Rajan in connection with an alleged fake passport case registered by the agency on October 31, shortly before its team left for Indonesia to deport him back from Indonesia.

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