NEW DELHI, Nov 6 - Underworld don Chhota Rajan was brought here early today from the Indonesian tourist city of Bali by a joint team headed by CBI officials to face trial in over 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug smuggling in Delhi and Mumbai.
Deported after being on the run for 27 years, the 55-year-old gangster, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, landed at Palam airport along with a seven-member team, which included officials from Delhi Police�s elite Special Cell and Mumbai Police�s Crime Branch in an IAF�s Gulfstream-III aircraft.
He was taken straight to the CBI headquarters where he was subjected to a preliminary round of questioning.
Due to security concerns, Rajan, who has reportedly tipped Indian security agencies about the movement of Dawood Ibrahim and his aides, is unlikely to be taken to a Delhi court and instead a magistrate will be brought to the CBI headquarters for his remand.
After his arrest in Bali on October 25, India had pressed for his early deportation, which, however, got delayed due to closure of Bali�s international airport due to spewing of volcanic ash from a nearby mountain. � PTI