New Delhi: Call it self-obsession of gangster Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje that in one of the passports recovered from him he gave his father's name as "Chhota Rajan", the alias used by him throughout his underworld life.
55-year old Rajan who was nabbed in Bali, Indonesia had allegedly used multiple passports to escape eye of enforcement agencies who were trailing him because of pending Red Corner Notice against him. CBI, which has two cases of fake passports against him, has recovered one more passport from him.
The sources refused to give details of when and where was the passport issued but confirmed that it was recovered from him after being deported here.
Rajan was flown in to Delhi early on Friday from Bali, Indonesia, from where he was deported late Thursday after his arrest there late last month. Rajan was taken into custody by a joint CBI-Delhi Police team shortly after the Indonesians handed him over to the Indian authorities.
The 55-year-old gangster landed in the Palam technical area along with a seven-member security team, including members of the Delhi police’s elite special cell and the crime branch of the Mumbai Police, in an IAF Gulfstream-III aircraft. Immediately after his arrival, he was taken into preventive custody by the CBI’s Interpol division.
The CBI will keep him in its custody at least till it completes all the legal formalities for registering a case of allegedly procuring a fake passport and takes over 70-odd cases handed over to it by the Maharashtra government.
Armed commandos have been stationed at the lockup at the CBI headquarters in the CGO Complex near Lodhi Road, where Rajan has been kept.
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