Bali: Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Mohan Kumar alias Chota Rajan the gangster is wanted in several criminal cases that include extortion, murder, smuggling, drug trafficking and film finance and also in 17 murder cases . He was arrested in the Indonesian resort island of Bali on a tip-off from Australian Federal Police, ending a 28-year-old global manhunt.
The 55-year-old gangster said that he wants to go to India and not Zimbabwe.
Earlier during the interrogation he said he was looking to escape to Zimbabwe and asked the interrogators to free him. “He said that he lived in Australia and before that in Zimbabwe and wanted to go there. He was looking to escape,” but now he changed his statement by saying that, “I want to come back to India and I have not
He also refused to say why he had come to Indonesia. The officers asked. Is he afraid of Dawood, Rajan replied he is not afraid of anyone.
Rajan was undergoing dialysis. The top cop Nainggolan said, “Rajan had been found medically fit. We have conducted medical check-ups and the reports were all clear.” He was taken to Polda Police Head Quarters.
The officer also said that Rajan was very tense and scared. Early this year, Dawood aide Chhota Shakeel had reportedly sent sharpshooters to Newcastle in Australia to kill Rajan, who escaped after receiving a tip-off from India.
In 2000, Dawood’s shooters had made a serious attempt on Rajan’s life when he was shot at in a hospital in Bangkok.
After 1993 bombings he became Dawood Ibrahim’s arch-rival.