BALI (INDONESIA), Oct 29 - Dismissing reports that he had surrendered to police, underworld don Chhota Rajan today said he wants to go back to India, where he is one of the most wanted criminals.
�I did not surrender,� he told reporters when asked about speculation that he had given himself up to police after facing threats to his life from rival gangs, including one from Dawood Ibrahim and under a deal with Indian intelligence agencies.
He also denied he was scared of Dawood. There is intense speculation that the arrest of the gangster, who is wanted in over 75 heinous crimes ranging from murder, extortion to smuggling and drug trafficking, was part of a �deal� with the Indian security agencies.
�I am facing a lot of problems here. They keep me shackled. I want to go back to India,� he said.
55-year-old Rajan, whose original name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje, denied that he wants to go to Zimbabwe, where he is reported to have businesses.
�I don�t want to go to Zimbabwe,� he said.
Mumbai-born Rajan, once a close confidante-turned-rival of underworld ganglord Dawood, said that he was not afraid of Dawood, the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
�I am not afraid of Dawood. I am waiting for the CBI to come here,� he said.
Bali Police sources said Rajan was interrogated by its sleuths for six hours today and further questioning is likely to take place soon.
Sources said the Indian authorities have got 15 days to confirm his identity and the Government has reportedly started the process to gain his custody. � PTI