I did not surrender; want to go to India: Chhota Rajan
Replying to questions by reporters, Underworld don Chhota Rajan said in Bali that he was arrested upon landing in Bali.
Bali: Underworld don Chhota Rajan, who has been nabbed in Indonesia's Bali, has said on record that he has not surrendered.
Replying to questions by reporters, Rajan said he was in fact arrested upon landing in Bali. The don flew into Indonesia from Australia.
Stating that he was unhappy in Bali, Rajan said he wants to go to India, CNN-IBN reported.
Rajan also denied that he was not en route to Zimbabwe. Reports had earlier stated that Rajan had told Indonesian police about the threat to his life he faces in India and appealed them to let him go to Zimbabwe.
The remarks came amid speculation that Rajan had feared elimination at the hands of Chhota Shakeel, the closest aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Indian authorities, at present, are working on the documentation to be provided for deportation of Rajan from Indonesia, which has been made easy recently after the two countries signed an agreement to handover criminals based on a court warrant.
The Indian Government had issued a notification on August 21, 2015 to facilitate repatriation of criminals from each other's territory.
Once Dawood's right hand man, 55-year-old Rajan is said to be facing serious security threats from gang of Karachi-based don and has long been hopping places in Southeast Asia to avoid attempts on his life.
"I am not scared," he said when reporters asked him if he was scared of threats to his life from rival gangs, including one headed by Dawood.
However, he parried questions whether he has reached a deal with Indian intelligence agencies to return to India.
The Indonesian Police has provided him a strong protective cover of special commandos amidst reports that rivals could eliminate him.
Asked whether Indonesian police did not find it suspicious to spot Rajan alone as police, rival gangs and mafias were looking for him, Bali Police Commissioner Nainggolan said, "Of course, it is very suspicious. When we caught him, he looked scared...He was smoking constantly."