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CBI takes over probe in 3 cases involving Chhota Rajan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has taken over the investigation in three cases allegedly involving gangster Chhota Rajan, who was deported from in November 2015, according to an FIR registered by the agency. The first case relates to a First Information Report (FIR) registered by at station in 1999 about a shootout at Naupada road junction targeting Majid Khan and his associates in which three people were killed. The police had filed a chargesheet against Chhota Rajan, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, and his gang members Hemant Pujari, and The agency also took over the probe into ranson calls made by Rajan's gang members and Bunty Pandey between June and July 2002 demanding Rs 25 lakh from a person named Virendra Jain. The had filed chargesheet against four persons, including Rajan, who was shown as a wanted accused. The third case pertains to the killing of allegedly by gang members of in 1995. The has charged Rajan and his gang members Pathan, alias Babbu Pandey Bunty, and for criminal conspiracy and muder. After Rajan was brought to from Indonesia, the central government had handed over the probe of all 71 cases registered against him in Mumbai, and Pune to the The agency has re-registered cases including those in which the local police had already filed its chargesheet.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:55 IST
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