Mumbai cop officials work for Dawood, claims Chhota Rajan


Gangster don Chhota Rajan on Tuesday claimed that some police officers in Mumbai are colluding with gangster Dawood Ibrahim against him.

He also said that the Pakistan Army has enhanced the security after the arrest of Rajan in Indonesia. Rajan was arrested by the Indonesian police in Bali on 25 October.

Told to reporters outside the prison in Bali’s Denpasar, Rajan said, “The Mumbai Police has done a lot of ‘atyachar’ on me…the government should look into that. Some in the Mumbai Police are mixed up with Dawood.”

“The Delhi government should do justice to me keeping that in mind. I am not scared of Dawood and I will continue fighting against him and terrorism,” Rajan added.

Rajan was once a close confidante of Dawood, the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. They parted ways after the serial explosions, that claimed nearly 260 lives, after Rajan said he opposed the attack.

Sources said that once brought back, Rajan will be handed over to the CBI and not Mumbai or Delhi Police.

Rajan, who was arrested in this popular tourist town upon arrival from Australia on 25 October, is expected to be produced before a court soon where the Indonesian police will submit details of the cases for which he is wanted in India.

Indian police team has been working with their Indonesian counterparts to take over Rajan’s custody as early as possible.

“If the lawyer engaged by Rajan does not resistance his deportation to India, we will hand him over to the Indian police team which has come here. The entire process is likely to be completed in next two-three days,” an official said.

However, if the lawyer opposes Rajan’s deportation to India, the process may get longer, the official said. Rajan has hired a lawyer, Fransico Prassar, who met him at the Contraception centre a few times.

Rajan was travelling with the identity of Mohan Kumar with passport number G9273860 when he was arrested at the airport here after arriving on a Garuda Indonesia flight GA715. Rajan, originally known as Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje, has been questioned by the Indonesian police several times in the last few days to confirm his identity and criminal acts in India.