In fresh trouble for gangster Chhota Rajan, CBI has registered two new cases of alleged extortion and attempt to murder under the stringenet MCOCA.
CBI sources said agency has taken over investigation in the alleged attempt to murder of builder Ajay Gosalia and Arshad Shekh in 2013 by the gang members of 55-year-old Rajan.
It is alleged that two shooters had fired at Gosalia outside a mall in Malad in which Gosalia was seriously injured.
It was believed to be handiwork of alleged gang members of Rajan with several of them arrested by Mumbai police.
Another case related to alleged extortion of Rs 20 lakh from one Nilesh by the gang members of Rajan and his henchman Bharat Nepali, now dead.
Nilesh alleged he was given life threats after which he agreed to shell out Rs 20 lakh, the sources said.
When asked, CBI Spokesperson RK Gaur confirmed that the agency has taken over investigation in two more cases referred by Maharashtra government.
CBI FIR does not name Rajan because according to rules, the agency takes over the report registered by the local police.
After the probe, the agency may add or delete names of suspects in its final report submitted to the court.
Both these cases have been registered by the agency under stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) besides IPC sections and Arms Act.
The agency has so far registered five cases including these two.
Earlier, it had registered the case relating to the murder of journalist J Dey, who was allegedly shot dead on the instructions of Rajan.
The state government had referred 71 cases against Rajan to CBI after the gangster was nabbed in Bali, Indonesia on October 25, 2015 travelling on fake passport.
Rajan was detained by Indonesian Police in Bali on 25 October last year on his arrival from Australia following a Red Corner Notice by the Interpol.
He was later deported to India on November 6, 2015. He was in CBI custody for a fortnight and after that lodged in Tihar jail.
CBI has also charge-sheeted him for allegedly using a fake passport which he used to dodge enforcement agencies.