On Sunday Chhota Rajan, arrested in the Indonesian resort of Bali in the wake of being on the run for a considerable length of time, said on Thursday he needs to come back to India. In the midst of speculation that his arrest was part of a deal with Indian security agencies Rajan additionally said- “No, I didn’t surrender.” Later he told to Indian reporters in Denpasar “I want to go back to India. I would prefer not to go to Zimbabwe.”
Prior, media reports had cited Bali Police Commissioner Reinhard Nainggolan as saying that Chhota Rajan, whose genuine name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, had begged cross examiners to free him as he wanted to go to Zimbabwe. Reports have suggested that Rajan, for whom the Interpol issued a Red Corner notice in 1995, is frightened of coming back to India because of threats to his life from Pakistan-based mob boss Dawood Ibrahim, his former partner who has made a many endeavors on his life. On Wednesday when reporters asked about the fears, Rajan said, ‘I am not afraid of anyone.’
Indonesian authorities are bound by law to expel Rajan within 20 days. Mumbai Police have begun documenting offenses committed by him in the city and its edges, and making an interpretation of them into English and Bahasa, the official dialect of Indonesia, so that a dossier can be given to Indonesian officials. Joint commissioner of police Atul Chandra Kulkarni said, aside from assembling his records of more than 75 criminal cases, we are likewise archiving the fine prints of every case, evidences accessible and status of each of them in various courts in Mumbai city, as well as in Navi Mumbai and Pune.