December 7, 2023
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Chhota Rajan: Mumbai Police Crime Branch team to travel to Bali

A squad of Mumbai Police Crime Branch would be a part of the team which travels to Bali to bring back the gangster Chhota Rajan and would also brief the Central Home Ministry on the process of the documentation of the offences committed by the Underworld Don. Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said that one officer from our force has left for Delhi today, who would be briefing the Home Ministry with reference to the communiqué made to us on Tuesday. The Union Home Ministry had asked Mumbai Police to make an in depth documentation of the offences committed by the arrested gangster in his home turf where he is wanted in over 75 cases together with suspected role in murder of investigative journalist J Dey. Following the directives, the Crime Branch had formed a team to compile the history of the 55-year-old underworld don, who had been on the run for two decades. On whether the officer concerned was going to Delhi along with the dossier, Kulkarni refused to impart any details.
However, according to another officer, privy to the developments, documenting a big dossier would take time but a squad of Mumbai Police Crime Branch would be a part of the team which would head to Bali to bring back Rajan.
The one-time trusted aide of terrorist and crime boss Dawood Ibrahim, Rajan is wanted in over 75 atrocious crimes ranging from murder, narcotraffic and extortion to smuggling. Out of the 75 cases Rajan is facing, four are registered under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), one under Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) and over 20 cases under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). Atulchandra Kulkarni, Joint Commissioner of police (crime branch) had said that apart from compiling records of over 75 criminal cases against Rajan, a police team was also documenting the fine-prints of every case, evidences out there and status of each of them in several courts, not only within the Mumbai city, but also in Navi Mumbai and Pune, wherever the offences are registered. Kulkarni, who heads the crime branch of Mumbai Police said that the documents would be given to the State as well as and Union Home Ministry to be provided subsequently to the Indonesian counterparts for Rajan’s extradition after translating into English and Bahasa which is the official language of Indonesia. .

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