Maharashtra govt picks sessions court judge to try gangster Chhota Rajan

Rajan was arrested at Bali airport in Indonesia on October 25 last year after he arrived there from Australia.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:January 5, 2016 2:14 am
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CITY civil and sessions judge in Mumbai S S Adkar will try underworld don Rajan Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan for offences registered against him in the city, if the confirmation from the Bombay High Court goes. A senior state bureaucrat, however, said that the government is yet to make a representation to the the High Court after the cases got transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

According to the High Court Registrar General, Mangesh Patil, the state government had written to the Bombay High Court right before the court went on a winter break in December. “The government made a representation on behalf of the CBI to the High Court and subsequently the acting chief justice appointed S S Adkar as a special judge,” he said.

45-year-old Adkar was a district judge in Wardha before his appointment as judge in Mumbai’s city civil and sessions court.

However, Additional Chief Secretary K P Bakshi said the state government has not made a representation to the High Court and will only be doing it in the coming days. “The CBI came to me a few days ago and requested that I should formally make a representation to the High Court for the appointment of a special court. I will be doing it later in the week,” Bakshi told The Indian Express.

Rajan was arrested at Bali airport in Indonesia on October 25 last year after he arrived there from Australia.

He was later deported to India.

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