CBI to Bombay HC: Chhota Rajan should not be granted Bail

Jul29,2021 #Bail #Bombay HC #CBI #Chhota Rajan
CBI to Bombay High Court said that Chhota Rajan should not be granted bail

Snehal Upadhyay-

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has antagonized the bail plea under Don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, popularly known as Chhota Rajan.

The bail petition was filed in Bombay High Court. Chhota Ranjan’s bail plea was challenging the order of the Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court.

Chhota Rajan was convicted by the Special Court of Mumbai alleging an attempt to murder industrialist, Bailur Raghavendra Shetty in 2012. 

There were several charges framed against him under the MCOCA and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for doing so.

In 2019, he challenged the 2012 order in the Bombay High Court.

The Court sentenced him to 8 years of imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs. 5 lakhs.

Advocate Sudeep Pasbola, representing Rajan contended that there was no evidence against Rajan in the case, as he was a co-accused, charges framed against him were of conspiracy, whereas, the actual assailants involved in the case were released out on bail.

Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat representing CBI, strictly stated that Rajan was no common criminal to be treated at par with other criminals.

Gharat further stated that Rajan was a “Z plus security threat” to the nation. He already has 71 cases before CBI in which even more than 10 cases are pending, life sentence being one of them.

Justice Anuja Prabhudessai, after hearing the arguments of both sides, ordered CBI to submit copies of all the First Information Report against Rajan, the confessional witness statements in the case, and a list of Rajan’s criminal antecedents.

The Court will further hear the case after two weeks.

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