‘Chhota Rajan still alive’: AIIMS Officials Deny reports of gangster’s death

Chhota Rajan
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The Delhi Police and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have denied the reports of gangster Chhota Rajan’s death due to 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 is considered as a high-risk COVID-19 patient as he is suffering from diabetes, heart problem, kidney failure, hernia, laparotomy, hypertension and more.

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 consitituted.

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