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CBI Opposes Chhota Rajan’s Bail Plea In Bombay High Court, Says He Has No Respect For Country’s Laws

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'Z Plus Security Threat': CBI Opposes Chhota Rajan's Bail Plea In High Court

Special Public Prosecutor Pardeep Gharat mentioned the gangster had no respect for the nation’s legal guidelines. (File)

Mumbai:

The Central Bureau of Investigation opposed Chhota Rajan’s bail plea within the Bombay High Court on Wednesday and mentioned the gangster had no respect for the nation’s legal guidelines.

Special Public Prosecutor Pardeep Gharat instructed a single bench presided over by Justice Anuja Prabhudesai that Rajan had a number of instances pending towards him and was convicted and sentenced in a number of different instances.

Mr Gharat urged the excessive courtroom to not grant bail to Rajan, saying the gangster was a “Z plus security threat”.

He mentioned Rajan had fled India and travelled to a number of different nations on faux names and passports earlier than he was lastly arrested and extradited to India in November 2015.

Rajan was extradited from Indonesia in 2015 and has been in judicial custody on the Tihar jail in New Delhi since then.

Mr Gharat was making submissions opposing an interim utility filed by Rajan, in search of bail in a case of try to homicide a hotelier.

Rajan was sentenced to imprisonment for eight years within the case by a particular courtroom in Mumbai in 2019 below the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

However, Rajan’s counsel, senior advocate Sudeep Pasbola, instructed the High Court that there was no credible proof towards the gangster within the case.

“I (Rajan) have been convicted on the charge of conspiracy only. All the other accused persons in the case, including those who were actual assailants, have been out on bail, so I deserve parity,” Mr Pasbola instructed the High Court.

“There is no direct evidence against me. Only a hearsay statement by two witnesses, which was not based upon their personal knowledge, was cited as evidence against me. These statements were based on information given by one of their co-accused, who is on the run,” Mr Pasbola mentioned.

Mr Gharat, nonetheless, instructed the High Court that whereas Rajan was within the CBI’s custody within the case since April 2016, his co-accused, who had been granted bail, had been in custody since 2009.

Besides, Rajan nonetheless had 14 to fifteen instances pending towards him, Mr Gharat mentioned.

“The present applicant has no respect for the law of India. He absconded to various countries. He was travelling under fake name and fake passport. He was arrested after his real identity was discovered. And then, he was brought to India in 2015,” Mr Gharat mentioned.

“He (Rajan) has 71 cases against him before the CBI…14-15 (cases) are still pending. He has been convicted and sentenced in 12 cases and awarded life imprisonment in one of these cases,” he mentioned.

Justice Prabhudesai directed the CBI to submit earlier than the High Court a duplicate of the FIR, the confessional witness statements within the case, and an inventory of Rajan’s legal antecedents.

The High Court will proceed listening to the plea after two weeks.

On July 14, Justice Prabhudesai had admitted for listening to a bunch of pleas and interim functions filed by Rajan, in search of bail and difficult convictions in three instances.

In two of those instances, Rajan, whose actual identify is Rajendra Nikalje, was convicted for try to homicide.

Rajan was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment within the case of try to homicide hotelier BR Shetty in August 2019. He has additionally challenged a particular CBI courtroom’s order sentencing him to 2 years’ imprisonment in January 2021 in a 2015 extortion case.

He has additionally appealed towards his conviction and sentence of 10 years, pronounced by a courtroom in March this yr, for trying to kill builder Ajay Gosaliya.

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