New Delhi: After nabbing mafia don Chhota Rajan, the CBI is now preparing to tighten the noose around his remaining business and associates in the south east Asian region.
Sources in the agency said, “The CBI may soon take assistance of the Interpol in nabbing associates of the mafia don operating in the south east Asian region.” Sources said Rajan was staying in Australia since 2003 and he wanted to extend his residency period further in the oceanian country for handling operations of his well spread-out network in south east Asia smoothly.
“Rajan’s network is still intact and strong in south east Asia. Now the investigative agencies are trying to identify his associates,” sources said. Rajan was detained by the Indonesian police in Bali on October 25, 2015 on his arrival from Australia against a Red Corner Notice issued by the Interpol. Subsequently, he was handed over to CBI-Interpol (India) for his deportation to India on November 6, 2015.
CBI sleuths in a covert operation a few months ago had secretly procured his fingerprints without his knowledge when he was staying in Australia using a fraudulently obtained passport in the name of Mohan Kumar. The fingerprints were matched with Interpol records.
The CBI had registered a case against Rajan and unnamed officials for allegedly issuing a passport to him with fake identity of Mohan Kumar in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2003 where he was hiding after escaping from Bangkok following an attempt on his life in the year 2000 by Dawood Ibrahim’s hitmen.
The CBI has also registered a case of alleged cheating, forgery, violation of Passport Act and violation Prevention of Corruption Act. This is the second case of fake passport against him.
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