Rajan's passport puts officials in dock; Mandya cops seek details

Rajan's passport puts officials in dock; Mandya cops seek details

Chhota Rajan used a passport issued in the name of Mohan Kumar from Karnataka’s Mandya district, while travelling to Bali where he was arrested on Monday.

The passport No G9273860, which he was carrying at the time of arrest, was issued from Sydney on July 8, 2008 and had a 10-year validity.

As of now, there is no information to suggest that the passport is fake. If it is indeed an original passport, it puts focus on the officials on how the application was cleared at the Indian mission in Sydney.

According to sources, Rajan was shuttling between Malaysia, Cambodia and Australia, but of late he was not moving much due to reports about his rival Chhota Shakeel’s men trying to gun him down. In Australia, he was residing in New South Wales.

Officials said India is in touch with Indonesian authorities to speed up deportation of Rajan as soon as possible.

India’s ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh said that he did not anticipate any problem in bringing back Rajan from Indonesia as he was arrested on a Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol.

 “This is not an ordinary arrest. This is an arrest of a person with Red Corner Notice for which a whole different protocol operates,” he was quoted saying.

Mandya Police
The Mandya district police have sought information from the passport office on the alleged connection of arrested underworld don Chota Rajan with Mandya.

Mandya Superintendent of Police Bushan Borase said the number of the passport of Chota Rajan, who held it in the name of Mohan Kumar, details of the person who applied for it, etc have been sought.

“However, as per the information, the passport was issued in 2008. But, no person with the name Mohan Kumar has applied from the passport office kiosk in Mandya in 2008. However, it will be probed if a document from Mandya was procured for issuance of the passport,” he said.

Liked the story?

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0