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Jailed Underworld Don Chhota Rajan Tests Positive for Covid-19, Admitted to AIIMS

File picture of underworld don Chhota Rajan.

Rajan, 61, is lodged within the excessive safety Tihar jail in New Delhi since his arrest after deportation from Bali, Indonesia, in 2015.

  • PTI Mumbai
  • Last Updated:April 26, 2021, 23:38 IST
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Underworld don Rajendra Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and admitted to the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Services (AIIMS), Tihar jail authorities knowledgeable a classes courtroom right here on Monday. Rajan, 61, is lodged within the excessive safety Tihar jail in New Delhi since his arrest after deportation from Bali, Indonesia, in 2015.

All the legal circumstances pending in opposition to him in Mumbai have been transferred to the CBI and a particular courtroom was constituted to strive them. On Monday, an assistant jailor of the Tihar jail telephonically knowledgeable the classes courtroom right here that they may not produce Rajan by way of video convention earlier than the choose for listening to in a case because the gangster has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and admitted to the AIIMS.

Rajan is dealing with as many as 70 legal circumstances pertaining to extortion and homicide in Mumbai. In 2018, Rajan was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment within the 2011 homicide case of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.

Last week, the particular CBI courtroom in Mumbai acquitted Rajan and his aide in reference to the homicide of Hanif Kadawala, an accused within the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

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