Officials deny Chhota Rajan is dead
New Delhi, May 07: Minutes after news broke out about the death of underworld gangster Chhota Rajan, the Delhi Police and AIIMS have denied the same.
Several unconfirmed reports said that he had died at AIIMs due to COVID-19.
He is an accused in at 70 criminal cases in Maharashtra which relate to extortion and murder. ANI quoting an AIIMS official said that Rajan is still alive is being treated for COVID-19.
He was admitted to to AIIMS on April 26. Following his arrest from Indonesia in 2015, he was lodged in the Tihar jail.
On April 26, the Tihar jail official told the court that Rajan could not be produced via video conferencing as he had tested positive for COVID-19.
In 2018, Rajan was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2011 murder of Jyotirmoy Dey.
Rajan was born Rajendra Nikalje and had 70 criminal cases against him. All the cases related to him were transferred to the Central Bureau Investigation.