Gangster Chhota Rajan has in a statement made in a Delhi court claimed that he is a “true patriot” who was provided with passport to combat don Dawood Ibrahim’s men. He said that ever since the 1993 Mumbai blasts, he had been fighting “anti-India forces” who were “bent upon to damage our country”.
Rajan made the disclosure before Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar and said Dawood’s men were trying to murder him in Bangkok in 2000 as he had helped the “fight against terrorists” and those behind the 1993 blasts. Rajan is facing trial in an alleged fake passport case filed against him and passport officers from Bengaluru.
“In 1993, the Mumbai blast took place as a result of conspiracy hatched by Dawood Ibrahim and his associates. I was greatly disturbed by the sequence of events which led to huge number of deaths of innocent persons. The bomb blast was instigated by ISI which is always working against country,” stated Rajan.
“Since 1993, I have been working constantly for my country and fighting those persons who want to damage our country. Unfortunately, once a fight starts there is no returning back and I have to keep my identity secret so that I can help those persons who are involved in the protection of our territory. However, I was not in the country when this passport of Mohan Kumar was prepared so there is no question of my signing on any application form,” said Rajan.
Rajan also denied filing an application form in the name of “Mohan Kumar” before the regional passport office, Bengaluru. “I have never misused the passport but only used it for fighting against terrorism… At this stage I do not wish to bring on record the various activities which I have performed in my fight against terrorism… All the details are being withheld in national interest,” he stated.