New Delhi : Delhi Police have arrested four persons who were allegedly conspiring to kill jailed underworld don Chhota Rajan in Delhi on the orders of rival and fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim’s confidant Chhota Shakeel, said sources. The four alleged contract killers, identified as Robinson, Junaid, Yunus and Manish, were arrested on June 3 following which they were sent to police remand and interrogated for five days.
Robinson is from Rohini, Junaid from Seelampur, Yunus lived in Ghaziabad, and Manish is from Noida, the sources added. The accused were produced before a city court Thursday. The court granted judicial custody and the four were sent to Tihar jail, said sources. Incidentally, Rajan is lodged in Tihar jail. Delhi Police’s special cell zeroed down on the four through telephone intercepts. The accused were in constant touch with Shakeel, police claimed.
Police also claimed have recovered a pistol and live cartridges from possession of one of the accused. They had allegedly planned to eliminate Rajan while the don is taken to court for hearing. The four accused are also lodged in Tihar jail, where Rajan is in a high-security ward, the official added. Rajan (55), who was on a run for around 27 years, was arrested from Bali in Indonesia, based on a tip-off from Australian Federal Police, and brought to India in November last year.