Chhota Rajan names police officials in touch with Dawood Ibrahim


India’s underworld don Chhota Rajan, who was recently deported to New Delhi from Indonesia, is believed to have named Mumbai police officers allegedly in touch with Ibrahim.

Mumbai-born Rajan, allegedly involved in over 75 crimes in India, was arrested by Indonesian police in Bali upon his arrival from Australia on October 25.

The notorious gangster was extradited out of Bali on Thursday in a special Indian Air Force aircraft.

Interestingly, as Rajan boarded the plane in Bali, Mumbai police chief Ahmad Javed announced all cases registered against Rajan were transferred to the CBI because of the central agency’s expertise in “handling transnational crimes”.

The CBI officials are likely to meet with officials from the Mumbai police service in the near future to discuss the details of individual cases against Chhota Rajan.

“The city police will hand over all the documents concerned, materials, evidences gathered against Rajan to the CBI,” a police official said.

Mumbai police maintained it will have no role in investigating Rajan; however, local police would assist the CBI given the nature of the cases, some of which date back to 1980s.