Indian team meets Chhota Rajan in Bali jail, likely to be brought to India on Tuesday
Indian authorities have provided documents to their Indonesian counterparts about Chhota Rajan's Indian identity to facilitate his deportation.
Bali: Underworld don Chhota Rajan, who is lodged in a Bali jail since his arrest by the Indonesian police a few days ago, is likely to be brought back to India on Tuesday after the Indian officials met him in Bali jail.
The Indian team, comprising officers from the CBI and the Mumbai and Delhi police, reached Bali on Sunday and has since been working on his deportation.
NDTV quoting sources said that Rajan is likely to be brought to Delhi first.
Rajan is wanted in more than 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug trafficking in India.
The 55-year-old crime boss has been on the run for two decades after the Interpol issued a notice in 1995 for his arrest.
Rajan was arrested after he stepped off a plane from Sydney on October 25 in Indonesia. Rajan told Indian officials in Indonesia that his life is at risk in that country and wanted to return home.
The consular access to Rajan comes two days after Indonesian police submitted a report to the Indian Embassy about Rajan's detention.
In the absence of an extradition treaty, the Indian authorities have already provided documents to their Indonesian counterparts about Rajan's Indian identity to facilitate his deportation.
Reports said that Rajan's arrest was part of a secret deal with Indian security agencies. Rajan is believed to have sought help from Indian officals as his network has been weakened over the years while the threat from his adversaries, particularly Dawood Ibrahim, has been huge.
At the time of his arrest in Bali airport, Rajan was carrying an Indian passport with the assumed name Mohan Kumar.