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Why did the Chhota Rajan-Cyanide Mohan confusion crop up


New Delhi, Oct 27: When the news of Chhota Rajan's arrest spread yesterday, there was euphoria at first, but then that was short lived thanks to confusion created by some media outlets who said that it was a case of mistaken identity. The man in question was Cyanide Mohan, a psychopath who had gone on a rampage killing more than 20 women.

The question is why was this confusion about the identity of Chhota Rajan? First and foremost, the confirmation from the Central Bureau of Investigation, the nodal agency for Interpol related affairs in India took sometime before confirming the news. Sources say that had it not been for this Cyanide Mohan confusion, the confirmation from the CBI would have been further delayed.

Why did the Chhota Rajan-Cyanide Mohan confusion crop up.
In such cases, the confirmation usually does take sometime as there are high level meetings which are held to analyse the situation and also speak to counterparts in a foreign land. Only once this standard operating procedure is completed will the confirmation come by.

ALso read: How Chhota Rajan's cover was blown

Why the case of mistaken identity?

The confusion began with a report in an Indonesian media outlet. When Rajan was arrested, his passport was seized immediately. Rajan was using a passport issued to him in the year 2008 in Sydney.

The passport was issued in the name of Mohan Kumar, a resident of Mandya.

This led to the confusion and the media began flashing the name of Cyanide Mohan. Cyanide Mohan has been sentenced to death in connection with the murder of the women, but there is nothing to show that he was out of jail and had escaped. Moreover the other point to be noted here is that an underworld don never travels on a genuine passport with his real name.

The passport which Rajan was using tells the entire story and why it led to the confusion relating to his arrest in the first place. CBI sources say that they were sure that the man arrested was Rajan. It was we who had told the Interpol to arrest him and hence there was never an iota of doubt about the identity of the man, CBI director Anil Sinha informed.

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