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Chhota Rajan summoned in J Dey murder case

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Bali: Arrested gangster Chota Rajan is escorted by police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI11_3_2015_000129B)

Mumbai: Gangster Chhota Rajan would be tried along with the other accused in the journalist J Dey murder case, the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court here said today and issued a warrant against asking him to appear before it onJanuary 7. “The court has ordered a joint trial,” special public prosecutor Dileep Shah told PTI. The judge A L Pansare observed that the trial cannot be deferred as the Bombay High Court had expedited it, Shah said.

“Moreover, no one from the CBI has been coming to the court to apprise the court about their progress in the investigation,” Shah added. The court directed the Tihar jail officials (in Delhi) to ensure that Rajan is present in the court on January 7. “The court said it will frame charges against him and start the trial on the same day,” said the prosecutor.