Bengaluru, Oct 29: The security mechanism is already in a tizzy even before Chhota Rajan has arrived in India. Even as the formalities with the Indonesian authorities are being finalised to bring Rajan back to India, the police in Mumbai are a worried lot. The last thing that the police would want is a hit on Rajan by his rivals who are present in abundance.
Since July 2015, there has been plenty of information coming by which clearly stated that the D Gang was planning a hit on Rajan. After having failed to kill him in Bangkok in 2000, the D gang has been on overdrive mode to eliminate Rajan.
An Intelligence Bureau official tells OneIndia that there is too much chatter about plans to eliminate Rajan and we have told the Mumbai police to be on very high alert and provide the best security possible whenever he is brought down to India.
The first tip off from Australia:
It was the Australian police which tipped off the Indian agencies about a possible attack on Rajan. This was in the month of July when Rajan's cover was blown by his cook for the first time. Rajan has been moving around between New Castle and Sydney since his cover was blown.
The information that was shared with the Indian agencies suggested that members of the D Gang led by Chhota Shakeel were planning a hit on Rajan. Australia made it clear that India needed to act and have Rajan taken back as they did not want the gang wars to spill out on their streets.
The Indian agencies who were tracking the information also found that there were various attempts that were being made to hit Rajan. On the other hand, Rajan too sensed the danger to his life and with his aides switching sides, he had become extremely vulnerable to a hit. This could be one of the reasons why he left Australia and decided to hide in Indonesia.
For Shakeel, it is more about ego:
For Chhota Shakeel the Rajan issue is more about ego today. Both were contemporaries in the D Gang and worked together. However, there was always this undercurrent between the two for supremacy.
While at first Dawood Ibrahim was seen siding with Rajan, that equation changed later on. The split with the D Gang had become imminent and the 1993 serial blasts at Mumbai became the reason for Rajan to walk out.
When Shakeel almost killed Rajan!
Shakeel had almost killed Rajan in Bangkok in 2000. Rajan, while trying to escape had fallen and broken his back. However, he made an escape from the hospital where he had been admitted. Rajan vowed revenge and went on a killing spree. [When Chhota Rajan almost killed Dawood Ibrahim]
While he eliminated several of Dawood's men in Nepal, his primary hit was in Dubai in which Sharad Shetty was killed in 2005. The death of Sharad Shetty, the key man for the D Gang in Dubai turned ugly.
The D Gang swore to eliminate Rajan and all his men. It was Shakeel who was leading these operations from the front.
Ego and anger combined, Shakeel engineered several splits in Rajan's gang and even killed some of his closest aides.
It is also said that it was Shakeel who may have tipped off the Australian police about the fake passport that Rajan was carrying. Shakeel is also suspected to have ensured that Rajan's cook blew his cover in Australia.