NDTV 341,629 views. He has also heavily invested in real estate in Karachi, Dubai and India. [50] Saleem ‘Kurla’ in April 1998 followed by Mohammad Jindran in June 1998 and Majeed Khan on 1 March 1999 were shot dead. I was a part … With many youngsters in Tilak Nagar joining the Rajans, parents started keeping a watch on their boys. The editorial heaved a sigh of relief, attributing Chhota Rajan's survival to "good fortune" resulting from divine grace. To reinforce his reputation as a patriotic gangster don, Chhota Rajan threatened to brutally murder those accused of engineering the 1993 Mumbai bombings. By Shashank Shekhar. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (born 26 December 1955) is an Underworld don, unapprehended mobster and drug dealer. While living in Tilak Nagar, a big colony for the low-income group near Chembur, Mumbai, Rajan started as a petty black marketeer of cinema tickets at Sahakar Cinema. He is also believed to have had contacts with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden. Watch 10 secrets things you should know about Underworld Don Chhota Rajan. Gangster Chhota Rajan gets 12 armed police for his morning walk after death threats from rival Chhota Shakeel. Chhota Rajan tied the knot with his neighbour, Sujata, who lived in Building No. He is currently serving a life sentence at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. [21][22], Dawood is widely believed to have masterminded the March 1993 bombings in Bombay. Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala has told Mumbai Police that close aides of Chhota Rajan had planned to kill fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in 1998, but the operation failed. Rajendra Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan was taken to Polda Police Head Quarters after undergoing dialysis at hospital. Devadiga was into the black-marketing business. On 19 January 2003, at the India Club in Dubai, Chhota Rajan also killed Sharad, Dawood’s chief finance manager, and money-laundering agent. He was then chiefly involved in gold smuggling, real estate, extortion and drug trafficking. [19] In 2006, the government of India handed over to Pakistan, a list of 38 most wanted criminals including Ibrahim. Dawood Ibrahim-Wikipedia. ", "Pakistan's Dawood lie nailed! [26][27][28][29] India says he has shifted to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. He fled India for Dubai in 1986 after being wanted by the Mumbai Police for the murder of Samad Khan. The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was believed to be behind the attempted assassination of Chhota Rajan. Chhota Rajan, the gangster wanted for several murders in India, was caught soon after he arrived at the resort island of Bali in Indonesia at around 10 am on Sunday. [47][48], In an interview with India Today, Chhota Rajan, a former aide of Ibrahim, who he later fell out with in 1992, said that, "He [Ibrahim] does travel out of Pakistan once in a while but Karachi is his base."[49]. He joined his boss a year later in Dubai, and helped handle the D … In the following years he further expanded his gang with the help of his second-in-command Chhota Rajan, with his gang having over 5000 members and bringing in tens of crores of rupees in revenue annually in the early 1990s. After Bada Rajan was shot dead, Chhota Rajan took over the gang and worked for Dawood Ibrahim who had fled to Dubai. India Gangster Chhota Rajan got senior scribe J Dey killed to send out message to media: Observes Court Gangster Chhota Rajan had ordered the killing of senior journalist J Dey as he wanted to send out a message to the mediapersons, general public and his rivals that his organised crime syndicate was still "alive and kicking", observed a special court here. It is reported that selective police action against the Ibrahim crime syndicate during the Shiv Sena administration and its subsequent decline through encounter killings helped strengthen Chhota Rajan's position in the underworld. This is similar to how Dawood Ibrahim himself had benefitted from the 1980s police campaign against the Pathans. Estranged Rajan shot dead two of Dawood’s associates, Vinod and Sunil Soans, in Mumbai in 2001. The Shiv Sena, which ruled Maharashtra in a coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 1994 to 1999, is speculated to have sympathized with Chhota Rajan. A number of Bollywood studios and films were financed by D-Company in the 1980s and 1990s. [20] His crime syndicate spreads across Asia, Europe and Africa, with over 40% of its earnings coming from India. industry. • On 25 April 2017, a special CBI Court in New Delhi, awarded him seven years rigorous imprisonment in the fake passport case. Transcripts of conversations which were published on the news agency's website, in one conversation she said that she is Dawood's wife and "he is sleeping", while in the second conversation she said that there was no one by that name known to her. 5 in Tilak Nagar, while Rajan lived in Building No. The editorial heaved a sigh of relief, attributing Chhota Rajan's survival to "good fortune" resulting from divine grace. Ibrahim was linked to the financing of increasing attacks in Gujarat by Lashkar-e-Taiba. -CR (Chhota Rajan) took care of D’s faction in Mumbai after the latter fled to Dubai. Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje (born 5 December 1959), popularly known by his moniker Chhota Rajan, is an Indian criminal and mobster who served as the boss of a major crime syndicate based in Mumbai. In the late 1990s, Ibrahim traveled to Afghanistan under the Taliban's protection. [42][43][44][45][46] The claims were further established in August 2015, when a phone call made to his home by an Indian television channel, Times Now, was answered by his wife, who confirmed his presence at their home in Karachi. [19], In a public discourse in June 2017, Ram Jethmalani confirmed that after the Bombay blasts, Dawood Ibrahim had called him from London, saying that he was prepared to come to India and stand trial, on the condition that he should not be subjected to any third degree treatment from the police. [53] Shah ostensibly had links with Dawood Ibrahim and was the mastermind of a racket producing counterfeit Indian currency within Nepal. In the mid-1980s, he became a contract-killer and carved a niche for himself in Mumbai’s criminal world, and from here onwards, people would call him- Chhota Rajan. [55] In 2011, his daughter Mehreen, 24, married Ayub, a Pakistani - American. He was born into a Scheduled Caste family in Chembur, an Aagri neighbourhood in East Mumbai. During the Arun Gawli – Dawood gang war in the late eighties, Rajan escaped to Dubai in 1989 and eventually rose to be the right hand of Dawood Ibrahim before splitting with him in 1993 and forming an independent gang that frequently clashed with Dawood's D-Company. For deporting him back to India, Indian authorities contacted Interpol, and on 25 October 2015, Rajan was captured in Bali, Indonesia. [31][33][34][35], According to claims of Indian news media Times Now on 22 August 2015, Dawood was in Karachi, Pakistan. Kanpur (UP) Dec 29 (PTI) The Kanpur postal department has ordered an inquiry after stamps featuring underworld don Chhota Rajan and slain gangster Munna Bajrangi were issued by the main post office in the city, officials said on Tuesday. The Shiv Sena laid bare its affection for Chhota Rajan in an editorial in the Saamna newspaper, its mouthpiece, edited by Bal Thackeray. Soon, he left Dubai, and after residing in Australia for seven years, Chhota Rajan visited Bali in Indonesia on a passport with the name of Mohan Kumar. On 6 November 2015, Chhota Rajan was extradited to India. The syndicate has consistently aimed to destabilise India through riots, terrorism, civil disobedience and pumping fake Indian currency notes into the country. Pakistan has three addresses", "Pakistan denies Dawood's presence on its soil", "Envoy denies Dawood's presence in Pakistan", "Exclusive: This is where Dawood lives in Karachi. In 2008, he parted ways with Rajan and started operating independently, as per the PTI report. 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Born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy, in 1924, and immigrated to Montreal in 1954 with his wife, son and daughter. “Chhota Rajan, with the blessings of the Indian intelligence agencies, tried eliminating Dawood after the death of his daughter Maria. 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The United States Department of the Treasury designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program, effectively forbidding US financial entities from working with him and seizing assets believed to be under his control. 5 in Tilak Nagar, while Rajan lived in Building No. 2 to his rival After Dawood fled for Dubai in 1986, Rajan assumed charge of the D-gang’s operations in India. Mumbai, February 24 Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala has told the Mumbai Police that close aides of Chhota Rajan had planned to kill fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in 1998, but the operation failed. 6 in the same area. 6 in the same area. Gawli was a close associate of both--Chhota Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim. Rajan's wife Sujata Nikhalje, also facing charges of extortion, recently returned to the city after visiting her daughter in the UK. 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Rajendra S Nikhalje, popularly known as Chhota Rajan, has also been convicted for the murder of journalist J. Dey in 2011. “I had never heard or seen of Chhota Rajan because by my time, he had left the country. Chhota Rajan aka Chota Rajan is a Indian Gangster.Chhota Rajan was born on Not Known at Chembur, Mumbai.Chhota Rajan hails from Chembur, Mumbai and belongs to Hinduism religion. According to said media corporation, they had conversation with a woman in Karachi on August 22, 2015. After the 1993 Bombay bombings, Chhota Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim fell out. Twelve stamps each of Rajan and Bajrangi were printed under the 'My Stamp' scheme, which was launched by the department a few years back, an … He was named by the Indian government as one of the masterminds in the 1993 Mumbai Attacks. His anti-Indian criminal activities had rankled the Indian government for more than a decade and half prior. His brother Akash runs a transport business in the city. According to sources, the prime reason behind the rift between Chhota Rajan and Dawood was the murder of Ibrahim Parkar (husband of Dawood’s sister. Following the attacks he fled Dubai for Karachi, where he is said to be living to this day. 2 to his rival; Chhota Rajan arrested: From Dawood Ibrahim’s No. The Indian intelligence agencies immediately prepared a dossier of Ibrahim which included evidence of his location in Karachi, among other evidence. In the 1980s, he used to sell movie tickets in black at a local cinema hall named Sahakar Cinema. 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