Chhota Rajan sentenced in journalist murder case


MUMBAI: A Mumbai Court on Wednesday sentenced gangster Chhota Rajan and seven others to life imprisonment in journalist Jyotirmay Dey murder case.
The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court convicted gangster Rajan in the same case earlier in the day.

Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as “Chotta Rajan,” center, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct 29, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for alleged involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested Sunday after arriving at Bali’s airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Journalists Jigna Vora and Joseph Paulsen were also acquitted by the court in the case. The verdict comes nearly seven years after Dey was shot dead in suburban Mumbai.
Rajendra S. Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, who according to reports had sanctioned Dey’s murder, is currently lodged in Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi.
Dey had written two books: ‘Khallas: An A to Z Guide to the Underworld’ and ‘Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers’.