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Never surrendered, want to go to back to India, says underworld don Chhota Rajan

New Delhi(PTI): Fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan who has been arrested in Indonesia after decades on the run has now said that he wants to go to India and not Zimbabwe.

Contrary to earlier reports, Rajan, speaking to a news channel said, “I want to come back to India and I have not surrendered.”

When asked if he was afraid of Dawood, Rajan said he was not afraid of anyone. However, he refused to answer on why he had come to Indonesia.

Rajan was taken to Polda Police Head Quarters after undergoing dialysis at a hospital.

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A day ago, speaking to NDTV, Bali Police Commissioner Reinhard Nainggolan said that Rajan was looking to escape to Zimbabwe and repeatedly pleaded before the interrogators to free him. “He said that he lived in Australia and before that in Zimbabwe and wanted to go there. He was looking to escape,” the news channel quoted Nainggolan as saying.

The officer also said that Rajan was very tense and scared.

The top cop also said, that Rajan had been found medically fit. “We have conducted medical check-ups and the reports were all clear,” Nainggolan said.

Once a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, who fell apart after 1993 bombings and became his arch-rival, 55-year-old Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Mohan Kumar alias Chhota Rajan is wanted in several criminal cases that include extortion, murder, smuggling, drug trafficking and film finance. He is wanted in 17 murder cases and several cases of attempted murder.

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He held an Indian passport when he arrived in Denpasar, about 968 kilometres east of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Rajan is believed to have been living in Sydney on genuine documents issued to him there but with fake details such as name, age, address.

Security agencies are likely to send a team of officials to bring back gangster Chhota Rajan from Indonesia where he has been in custody since Sunday.

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