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Chhota Rajan threat? CBI seeks transfer of approver from Yerwada jail

mumbai Updated: Sep 18, 2016 01:31 IST
Charul Shah
Charul Shah
Hindustan Times
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The CBI fears that as some of the members of Chhota Rajan’s (in photo) gang lodged in the same jail as Sinha, it may endanger his life.

In Mumbai’s underworld if one betrays the ‘don’, he pays with his life. And this is known to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as well because of which the agency approached the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime (MCOCA) court to transfer Amit Sinha, a Chhota Rajan aide from Yerwada Central Prison in Pune to Kalyan jail. Sinha has turned against the extradited underworld don and has become an approver.

He was arrested after he opened fire on a bookie-turned-developer Ajay Gosaliya alias Ajay Ganga outside Infiniti Mall in Malad on August 28, 2013. But after his arrest Sinha turned approver in the case, because of which members of the Chhota Rajan gang are vying for his blood, fears the CBI.

Sinha, one of the shooter and conspirators in the firing case was declared an approver earlier this year after he agreed to reveal details of the conspiracy and execution of the firing at Gosaliya. His statement to the court, which will now be used as evidence against Chhota Rajan, stated that the firing was ordered by Rajan to settle an old rivalry that he nurtured with Gosalia. The execution order was given to one of the accused Satish Kalia and while Sinha helped him plan the entire operation.

On the day of the incident, the CBI claimed that the assailants fired five rounds on Gosalia. The developer took four rounds gunshot wounds to his shoulder, stomach, leg and hand, while the fifth bullet missed him. The agency claimed that Sinha was present at the spot of the firing and also fired at Gosalia.

But after the incident Sinha had differences with Rajan, and decided to turn against him. The CBI fears that as some of the members of Rajan’s gang lodged in the same jail as Sinha, it may endanger his life.

The court then asked Kalyan jail to admit Sinha and observed, “There are a number of members of Rajan’s gang lodged at Yerwada Jail, hence the possibility of any untoward incident cannot be ruled out. Therefore, the applicant can be transferred to the jail at Kalyan.”

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