Underworld don Chhota Rajan is in Central Bureau of Investigation custody and organised crime unit of the investigating agency is likely to probe the gangster’s case, sources said on Friday. But the final decision will be taken after CBI chief returns.
It is unlikely that the CBI will begin Rajan’s interrogation.
Meanwhile, Rajan who suffers from kidney ailments is likely to be taken to AIIMS for dialysis.
Rajan was finally brought back to India on Friday after being on the run for the past 27 years. Rajan landed at Delhi’s Palam airport at around 5:30 AM from Indonesia and was taken to the CBI headquarters at Lodhi Road for interrogation.
The sources said that Rajan will be allowed legal assistance as law permits and the government will provide him with a lawyer if he is not represented. Heavy security has been put in place outside the CBI headquarter.
The 55-year-old gangster, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, will be kept in the national capital where he will be questioned as he has been making claims of having more evidence to nail India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and his links with Pakistan’s ISI.
Immediately after his arrival in an Indian Air Force Gulfstream-III aircraft from Indonesia’s Bali, Rajan, who is considered as a ‘friendly don’ as he reportedly tipped Indian security agencies about the movement of Dawood and his aides, was whisked away under tight security.