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Chhota Rajan sent to CBI custody for 10 days

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, November 7 :Long-absconding underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan, who was arrested in Indonesia and brought to India, was sent to 10 days custody of the CBI by a court here, officials said on Saturday. The probe agency booked Rajan and unknown public servants in a fake passport case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case of crimil conspiracy, cheating, cheating by impersotion, forgery of document under relevant sections of the Indian Pel Code. Apart from these cases, Rajan has also been charged by the agency under the Passport Act, 1967, and separate sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. “It has been alleged that Rajan got prepared an Indian passport in the fake me of Mohan Kumar with an address of Kartaka,” said CBI sources. Sources in the agency also confirmed that Rajan had reached Australia on September 22, 2003 on the strength of the same passport and a tourist visa. “He later fraudulently obtained several different visas since then and continued to stay in Australia till October 25, 2015,” the sources said. The sources further informed that Rajan was then arrested by Indonesian police in Bali as soon as he landed there on his arrival from Australia on October 25. “Rajan was arrested following a Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued by the Interpol. Subsequently, he was handed over to CBI-Interpol (India) for his deportation to India,” the sources said. The fugitive don was then brought to Delhi on Friday morning in a special aircraft, accompanied by officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation, and Mumbai and Delhi police. (IANS)

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