Maharashtra Hands Over Rajan’s Cases to CBI

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Mumbai: Maharashtra government today handed over all the cases against underworld don Chhota Rajan to CBI.

Additional Chief Secretary K P Bakshi told reporters at a hurriedly called press conference that all the cases against 55-year old Rajan, who has been deported from Indonesia, are being transferred to CBI.

Mumbai Police has nearly 70 cases registered against Rajan, including 20 of murder, four cases under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act, one under Prevention of Terrorism Act and over 20 cases under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

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Delhi Police has six cases registered against Rajan, who was a close aide of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim at one point but split before the 1993 Mumbai blasts were conspired.

Rajan is expected to land in India early tomorrow, 27 years after he had fled the country in the face of numerous cases of murder, extortion and drug smuggling against him.

After the authorities declared the airport open, the Indian team comprising CBI, Delhi and Mumbai police officials began the process of deportation of Rajan, who had fled India in 1988 for Dubai.