New Delhi, Oct 28: Inside sources from the home ministry and the police said that Ajit Doval, the national security adviser, devised the arrest of Chhota Rajan in Indonesia. It is claimed that this is a part of the strategy to hunt down India's most wanted mafia don Dawood Ibrahim. Doval has previous experience in handling Chhota Rajan and is said to have been using him to reach out to Dawood.
Ibrahim is the prime accused in the grenade attacks in Mumbai in March 1993, killing 257 people.
Meanwhile, junior home minister Kiran Rijiju said,"The government is committed to bringing back Dawood and we will deploy every strategy to deport him." Rajan was very close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, but parted ways over Dawood's alleged involvement in the Mumbai blasts and then for control over Mumbai.
Both India and the US have accused Dawood of financing terror organizations, including the LeT, while residing in Pakistan. However, Pakistan denies his presence there. Rajan was residing incognito in Australia, but fearing the D-company flew to Bali where he was arrested without any resistance.
The move is expected to put pressure on Pakistan to deport Ibrahim.