Mumbai: “We were working on the arrest of Chhota Rajan since some time, next is D-Company,” Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday reacting to the arrest of the underworld don in Indonesia.
“Trying to arrest Dawood Ibrahim, he is under ISI protection in Pakistan ,” Fadnavis tweeted.
Talking to a TV channel over Chhota Rajan’s arrest, Fadnavis said Chhota Rajan had committed many crimes in Maharashtra and the state would provide all evidence against him to ensure his conviction.
“State will also seek his custody to try him in the cases,” he added.
His reactions came as BJP ally in Maharashtra Shiv Sena said Chhota Rajan’s arrest was “insignificant” and the country was waiting for arrest of Dawood Ibrahim.
“It is ok that Chhota Rajan has been arrested. But, India is actually waiting for Dawood’s arrest. Chhota Rajan’s arrest is insignificant. We want a terrorist to be arrested, which Dawood is.
“Thus, we want people like Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon to be arrested and brought back to India,” Sena MP Sanjay Raut said.
“Dawood’s name has cropped up to be behind the Mumbai bomb blasts. We have not heard Chhota Rajan’s name to be behind it (the blasts). As per law, action will be taken against Chhota Rajan, but the entire country is waiting for Dawood’s arrest,” he said.