Volcano ash holds up Chhota Rajan's flight

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 4, 2015, 8:54 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 6:05 am IST
The government is on its feet to ensure he is brought back as soon as flight operations resume
Chhota Rajan in Bali
 Chhota Rajan in Bali

New Delhi: Underworld don Chhota Rajan is set to be deported to India on Wednesday, his return from Bali delayed on Tuesday by several hours due to a volcano on a nearby island spewing ash. The government is on its feet to ensure he is brought back as soon as flight operations resume Wednesday morning.

Rajan is expected to leave Bali early Wednesday morning and is expected in the national capital by evening. He may travel on a commercial flight, or in a chartered plane given that several flights have been disrupted due to volcanic ash spewing from Mount Rinjani on nearby Lombok island.

 

While it remains unclear where Rajan will be kept as soon as he returns to India, arrangements are being made both in New Delhi and Mumbai to ensure his safe custody. Rajan faces a grave threat to his life, especially in Mumbai, from India’s most wanted fugitive, Dawood Ibrahim, who is learnt to be operating his network from Pakistan.

The agencies are tight-lipped about his time of arrival in the city. It is learnt that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is in touch with the Central government, including NSA Ajit Doval, about Rajan’s quick return to Mumbai to face trial.

 

 

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