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Chhota Rajan gets 7-year jail term in fake passport case

By Chennabasaveshwar

Bengaluru, April 25: The Patiala House court on Tuesday awarded seven-year jail term to gangster Chhota Rajan and three others in connection with a fake passport case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on each of them.

The court had convicted Chhota Rajan in a fake passport case on Monday. In January 2017, the court had framed charges against the gangster and three others in connection with the fake passport case.

Chhota Rajan

In February, the Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a chargesheet against Rajan and the three government employees. The charges were filed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998, the Indian Penal Code and the Passport Act, Criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery. Rajan had used a passport issued in the name of Mohan Kumar, a fictitious identity, to escape the law.

"He was accused in several cases of heinous nature, involving charges of murder and extortion. In 1995, a Red Corner Notice was issued against him, therefore, he used a new identity to escape," the prosecution told the court.

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