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‘Arrest me in earlier cases’

In a bid to get released on parole, RK Rajan alias Kalia Rajan, a murder convict, has been moving applications in courts requesting that he be taken as arrested in cases he has been declared absconding.

mumbai Updated: Apr 05, 2010 00:56 IST
Vignesh Iyer

In a bid to get released on parole, RK Rajan alias Kalia Rajan, a murder convict, has been moving applications in courts requesting that he be taken as arrested in cases he has been declared absconding.

Rajan is also an alleged associate of the Chhota Rajan gang.

Parole is not granted to a convict if he is shown absconding in any case.

The sessions court on Thursday acquitted him in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 1990.

“Since Rajan was absconding the case against him was separated from the trial of the three other accused,” said his lawyer Jayesh Vithlani.

Rajan was arrested in the case after he moved an application saying that he was not absconding and was lodged at the Arthur Road jail.

Vithlani said the victim's testimony differed in both stages of the trial and hence cannot be believed.

Now Rajan has written a letter to the Navi Mumbai police asking them to arrest him in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 1989. "Rajan has till now sent two applications to the Vashi police but they haven't responded," added Vithlani.

Vithlani also said that there is another case of attempt to robbery against him registered in 1987 and he will move court seeking that the police should be directed to arrest him.

Rajan was lodged at Karpal Central Prison in Uttar Pradesh and has cases ranging from murder to robbery against him. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case and recently to five years imprisonment for allegedly shooting a man in 2002 on the premises of the Etawah district court.

Kalia, in December 2009, moved an application in the sessions court saying that there is a 23-year-old robbery case pending against him and he wants to stand trial.

Following which the court directed the crime branch of Mumbai police to bring him to Mumbai from UP.