Chhota Rajan sent to Tihar, CBI takes over all cases

New Delhi: Underworld don Chhota Rajan was today sent to hig-security Tihar prison on 14 days of judicial custody as CBI decided to take over all the 71 cases registered by Maharshtra Police against him.

CBI spokesperson said Rajan has been sent to 14-days of judicial custody as his 14-days of police custody in alleged fake passport case ended today.

Agency sources said here today that CBI has taken over all 71 cases against him and it will start re-registering FIRs in them.

Deported after being on the run for 27 years, the 55-year-old gangster, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, was remanded to CBI custody in connection with the passport, with identity allegedly procured by him from Indian mission in Harare.

Rajan, once a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, has been brought to the country to face trial in over 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug smuggling in Delhi and Mumbai.

After his arrest in Bali on October 25, India had pressed for his early deportation.