New Delhi: A joint team of CBI, including a squad of Mumbai Police’s crime branch team along with Delhi cops has reached Bali in Indonesia to seek deportation of underworld don Chhota Rajan, according to reports.
The team is armed with documents required for the deportation of the most wanted gangster, his entire case history and a court warrant against him.
While the police are unsure about the time the entire deportation process would take, an extradition treaty and a treaty for mutual assistance between India and Indonesia on the case has been concluded and it would not be long before the notorious gangster is brought back to India.
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CBI, which has sent its officer as it is the nodal agency for Interpol in India, will hand over Rajan's custody to Mumbai Police once he is brought back.
Mumbai Police have the maximum number of cases registered against Rajan, including 20 of murder, four cases under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, one under Prevention of Terrorism Act and over 20 cases under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.
Rajan was a close aide of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim at one point but they split after 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Former officials of the security agencies have said that Rajan could have surrendered in the face of poor health and threats from Dawood and his top lieutenant Chhota Shakeel.