New Delhi (TIP): Twenty-seven years after his flight from India following his split with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, gangster Chhota Rajan met his two sisters at the CBI headquarters in Delhi Friday.
The meeting was allowed after Rajan’s sisters Sunita Sakkharam Chavan and Malini Sakpal appeared before special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar at his residence on Friday with a plea that they be allowed to meet their brother for ‘Bhai Dooj’. Since there was no lawyer or official present from the CBI, the judge declined to issue any orders and directed the CBI’s investigating officer to “consider the application”.
The sisters, along with their advocates Rajiv Jai and Gajinder Kumar, then went to the CBI office to wait for several hours while the judge signed his orders and the CBI took a call on their request.
According to sources, the two sisters were finally allowed to meet Rajan, born Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, after 5 pm for about half-an-hour. Sunita’s son-in-law Anil Menon accompanied them. The sisters then left for Mumbai in the evening. Refusing to say anything about the case, Sunita made a tearful plea in front of the cameras outside the Judge’s residence, stating that she had “not seen her brother for 30 years”, and “only wanted to bless him”. “He’s come back after braving storms. We want to see him on ‘Bhai Dooj’,” said Sunita. According to sources, Rajan has reportedly assured his family that he is “safe”. Rajan had left India in 1988.