Verdict In Chhota Rajan Fake Passport Case On April 12

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Verdict In Chhota Rajan Fake Passport Case On April 12

Chhota Rajan is involved in over 85 cases, from murder to extortion, smuggling and drug trafficking.

New Delhi:  A Delhi court today reserved its order in a fake passport case against underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal said it will either pronounce verdict in the case or seek clarification, if required, on April 12, the next date fixed for hearing.

The court on June 8 framed charges against Chhota Rajan and then passport officers Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan.

The charges were framed under sections of the Indian Penal Code dealing with criminal conspiracy, cheating, cheating by impersonation and forgery of documents.

The CBI in its charge sheet alleged that Chhota Rajan got issued a fake passport from Bengaluru in 1998-99 in connivance with Rahate, Shah and Lakshmanan in the name of Mohan Kumar.

The three are out on bail while Mr Rajan is in judicial custody.

Mr Rajan is involved in over 85 cases, ranging from murder to extortion, smuggling and drug trafficking. He has cases pending against him in Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and with the CBI.

The don, held by the Indonesian police on October 25, 2015, was deported to India on November 6, 2015.
 

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