Chhota Rajan discharged from AIIMS, returns to Tihar jail after recovering from COVID-19

Chhota Rajan
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Gangster Chhota Rajan was on Tuesday discharged from AIIMS and returned to Tihar jail after recovering from COVID-19, officials said.

The underworld don was admitted to AIIMS after he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The 61-year-old was admitted to AIIMS on April 26 after he was confirmed to have contracted coronavirus.

On April 26, the assistant jailer at Tihar had telephonically informed the sessions court that they could not produce Rajan via video conference as he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital.

Chhota Rajan was considered as a high-risk COVID-19 patient as he was suffering from diabetes, heart problem, kidney failure, hernia, laparotomy, hypertension and more.

Chhota Rajan’s death rumour

On Friday, the jail administration had dismissed the reports claiming that Chhota Rajan had died.

”News of death of Tihar jail inmate Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje @ Chhota Rajan s/o Sadashiv Nikalje is wrong,” Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel had said.

Serving life sentence

He had been in Delhi’s Tihar jail since he was arrested in 2015 after deportation from Indonesia’s Bali.

In 2018, a court convicted Chhota Rajan and awarded him life sentence for the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey in 2011.

There were as many as 70 criminal cases related to extortion and murder in Mumbai against him. All the cases were handed over to the CBI and a special court was constituted.

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