Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, popularly known as Chhota Rajan, is an underworld don. He was one of the most wanted criminals in India and has been on a run for 27 years, before he was apprehended. Maharshtra Police has registered 71 cases against Chhota Rajan. The CBI has decided to take over all the 71 cases.
Rajan was once a close aide of another underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
On 25 October 2015, Chhota Rajan was arrested in Bali and deported to India. He was initially sent to 14 days of police custody. On 19 Nov 2015, Chhota Rajan was sent to high-security Tihar prison on 14 days judicial custody. After the CBI decided to take over all the cases, the CBI said that it will start re-registering FIRs in them. Some of the cases against him include extortion, drug smuggling etc.