Just days after underworld don Chhota Rajan was brought back to India after 27 years, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now probing the role of Indian authorities who may have helped him in getting Indian passports for his travel while he was in South Africa, reported The Times of India.
The CBI is looking into the role of officials in the ministry of external affairs (MEA) and also of the police who may have helped Rajan, states the report.
"Since passport is a valid citizenship document, it cannot be made without the proper verification from police and documentation scrutinized by the ministry of external affairs. Some officials in Karnataka police and regional passport office in Karnataka may have helped in clearing it," an official told TOI.
The gangster has been using an Indian passport- G9273860 - since 2003 and reportedly travelled to several countries in South East Asia for his illegal business. The identity on his passport was that of one Mohan Kumar, and the address listed was 107 B, Old MC Road, Azad Nagar, Mandya in Karnataka, the report states.
The TOI report further adds, "The agency has booked 'unknown government officials' along with Rajan under prevention of corruption act, passport act, cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy etc for obtaining the passport after his original travel document was revoked following an Interpol red corner notice issued against him in early 90s. "