Special Court to Hear Chhota Rajan Case

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has designated a special court for conducting the trials of cases in which the deported gangster Chhota Rajan is an accused.

“The government had sought permission in this regard, and now the High Court has designated a court in Mumbai,” said a source.  A government notification regarding the new court would be issued in a day or two.

Chhota Rajan is facing around 70 cases in Maharashtra, which include journalist J. Dey murder case.  In December, the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court in Mumbai had issued a production warrant against Rajan and directed the Tihar Jail officials in Delhi to produce him on January 7.

Rajan was arrested at Bali airport in Indonesia in October 2015 after he arrived there from Australia.  He was later deported to India.

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