New Delhi: A special court here on Wednesday ordered the prosecution to frame charges against gangster Chhota Rajan and three others in connection with a fake passport case.
The order was passed by Patiala House Court Special judge Vinod Kumar. During the previous hearing, Rajan had denied the allegation that he used a fictitious identity with the help of fake passport to escape the law as he was accused in several cases of heinous nature.
His counsel then submitted that he has no objection on framing of charge against him as per the allegations in the chargesheet. During the arguments, the CBI had alleged that the government officials conspired to issue the passport to Rajan in the name of one Mohan Kumar, a non-existent person in complete violation of procedures.
It had told the court that Rajan, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody, was accused in several cases of heinous nature, involving charges of murder and extortion and in 1995, a Red Corner Notice was also issued against him, therefore, he used a new identity to escape.
Besides Rajan, the other accused persons in the case are retired public servants Jayashree Dattatray Rahate , Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan .
According to CBI, Rajan had got his first fake passport issued from Bengaluru on January 1, 1998 allegedly in connivance with the other accused persons.
The CBI said Rajan had allegedly got his passport issued twice from Indian missions abroad on the basis of a fake travel document issued to him in the name of Kumar from the Bengaluru passport office in 1998.