New Delhi, Oct 27: The D-world rivalry has found its way out in public after news of Chhota Rajan's arrest in Bali created a wave of hope that India may finally land tighten its clutches around Dawood. Chhota Shakeel has come out in the open saying that he regrets his arrest since he wanted to kill him himself and that he did not have faith in the Indian government.
Speaking to Times of India, Shakeel revealed how he and his men had tracked Rajan down to a hotel room in Bangkok. Posing as PIzza delivery boys, they opened fire at him but he escaped jumping from the first floor. He survived with a broken back but fled to Thailand.
"My boys were on the job in Fiji last week, and we had jammed him in his hideouts. He was forced to flee to Indonesia, which led to his arrest. The D Company is not happy with his arrest and our enmity does not end here. I want to eliminate him, and I will not rest. Even if he is deported my operation against him will continue," said Shakeel.
He further added,"We don't trust the Indian government which has been pampering him and taking his help against us. What is the guarantee that he will face trial and be convicted? His detention or arrest is not our subject. Our funda (motto) is very clear: Dushman khatam ho (elimination of rival). I will not spare him wherever he is."
CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha said Chhota Rajan rose from a petty criminal to becoming the aide of Dawood Ibrahim, before parting ways with him. He further added that Rajan was travelling with a false identity of Mohan Kumar. He was behind the murder of the 55-year old journalist J Dey in MUmbai on June 11, 2011.
This has proved to be a big break after the arrest of mafia don Abu Salem Ansari in Portugal in September 2002.