Alleged gangster Chhota Rajan had used fictitious identity with the help of a fake passport to escape the law as he was accused in several cases of heinous nature, involving murder, the CBI today told a special court.
The CBI was arguing on the issue of framing of charges in an alleged fake passport case against Rajan and three retired public servants — Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan.
The agency told the Special Judge Vinod Kumar that the government officials conspired to issue the passport to Rajan in the name of one Mohan Kumar, a non-existent person in complete violation of procedures.
“He (Rajan) 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.
It added that in most of the documents recovered from him, Rajan had used the name of Mohan Kumar.
During the arguments, CBI prosecutor said that “the public servants were in conspiracy and issued passport to Rajan in the name of one Mohan Kumar, a non-existent person, in complete violation of the procedures.”
“During the investigation, it was revealed that there was no person named as Mohan Kumar available at the address given in the application. Even the house number given in application does not exist.
“The election commission also confirmed that no election identity card was issued in the name of Mohan Kumar or any other person living on that address, neither any ration card was issued. Despite knowing all the details, officials granted him the passport and helped him to use a fictitious identity,” the prosecution said.
It also alleged that Rajan’s application for the passport was not genuine but public servants ignored all flaws in it.
While concluding the arguments, CBI said there was enough evidence to put on trial the four accused.
The court has now fixed the matter for May 23, when the accused persons will start their arguments on charge.
During the hearing, Rajan who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail here under judicial custody, was produced before court through video conferencing.
( Source – PTI )