Mumbai: The row over the transfer of underworld don Chhota Rajan’s case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now intensified with the leaders of various opposition parties stating that this move would demoralise the morale of the Mumbai Police.
NCP leader Nawab Malik criticised Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for not showing his confidence in the state police.
“The way Chief Minister of Maharashtra has taken the decision of transferring all cases to the CBI, first the Sheena Bora case and now the Chhota Rajan case, it is very unfortunate. This kind of action would demoralise the Mumbai Police,” Malik told ANI.
“This is a shocking decision. This kind of non-confidence gesture in the Mumbai Police will result in a very havoc situation in the city,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Congress Party said that that the Centre was putting a big question mark on the capability of the Mumbai Police with this decision.
“If the CBI will handle all the cases ranging from Sheena Bora to Chhota Rajan, then what will the police do? This act would demoralise the Mumbai police,” Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam told ANI.
“The way all the cases of Chhota Rajan has been transferred to the CBI, I feel that the Centre is doing ‘some other’ work,” he added.
Rajan, who was brought to New Delhi this morning in a special aircraft after being deported from Indonesia, is currently under the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Interpol.
In a surprise move, the Maharashtra Government has transferred all cases related to the gangster to the CBI.
Rajan is wanted for over 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug trafficking in Mumbai, the most prominent among them being the case related to the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey and Pakmodia Street firing case. (ANI)