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J Dey murder: Chhota Rajan to spend rest of his life in Tihar jail; updates

Chhota Rajan was reportedly upset with journalist J Dey's negative reports on his health and his diminishing clout in the underworld

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File picture of fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chhota Rajan," centre, being escorted by police officers before being taken to Bali airport to be deported. Photo: AP/PTI

A Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment mafia don Rajendra S. Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and eight others for the 2011 killing of veteran journalist J. Dey. Asked for his reaction, Chhota Rajan remarked: "Theek hai." (It's okay). "This is the first time the mafia don has been convicted for life imprisonment in a major case like murder," Special Public Prosecutor Pradep Gharat told IANS. Last year, he was sentenced to seven years in jail for passport forgery. The verdict was pronounced by ...