BALI (INDONESIA), Oct 28 - Underworld don Chhota Rajan today said he was not scared of threats to his life from rival gangs, including from Dawood Ibrahim, even as the Indonesia Police has provided him with special commando protection.
�I am not scared,� he said when reporters asked him if he was scared of threats to his life from rival gangs, including one headed by Dawood.
Arrested on arrival from Australia on Sunday, Rajan made the comments while being whisked away by police.
Bali Police spokesman Hery Wiyanto said they were aware of the threats faced by Rajan and he has been placed with special commandos for protection. �We have all the measures in place to ensure that the prisoner�s security is not compromised. Since he is a foreigner, we have heightened security for him,� he told reporters.
Wiyanto said 55-year-old Rajan, whose original name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje, seems to be doing fine and there is no particular behavioural problem with him. �If he is under pressure, he is not showing,� he said.
Bali Police Commissioner Reinhard Nainggolan said Rajan, once close confidant-turned-rival of underworld ganglord Dawood, repeatedly pleaded before the interrogators to free him as he wanted to go to Zimbabwe. � PTI