Chhota Rajan was an aide to intelligence agencies to counter Dawood

A day after the infamous don Chhota Rajan was arrested in Bali, officials told TOI that intelligence agencies used him to counter fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

The Intelligence Bureau and particularly the Research Analysis Wing (RAW), have in the past used Rajan against Dawood.

In 2005, the agency had reportedly sent two Rajan aides - Vicky Malhotra and the late Farid Tanasha- to eliminate Dawood in Karachi.

Rajan was instrumental in eliminating certain ISI and Dawood aides, including Nepal MLA Dilshad Mirza Baig, ISI mastermind Khalid Masood, Parvez Tanda in Nepal- all with the help of Indian intelligence. There were unconfirmed reports that Rajan was involved in the killing of Takiuddin Wahid Khan of East-West Airlines, suspected to be close to Dawood. He also allegedly planned the killing of Nepal cable operator Jamim Shah, another D-Company aide.

Senior police officials said Rajan always tried to portray himself as "a patriotic Hindu don" after his split from Dawood following the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai.

(Image credits: Indiatimes)
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