Mumbai: Get Chhota Rajan on video conference, says Special Court to Tihar Jail

Mumbai: A special court on Wednesday directed the prison authorities in Delhi to make arrangements, without fail, to produce deported gangster Chhota Rajan through video conferencing on January 29. The orders of the special judge Sameer Adkar, came in response to an application moved by Rajan’s advocate Hasnen Kazi.

In his plea, filed before the special court designated to hear cases under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), Kazi claimed that his client Rajendra Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan, has not been produced through video conferencing since January 1. He stated that the video conferencing equipment in Tihar jail, Delhi, in which Rajan has been lodged, is not functioning and has some technical issue.

Kazi accordingly urged the special court to direct the jail authorities to either replace or repair the erring equipment so that Rajan can be produced before the court and his statements, before the end of trial can be recorded.It may be noted that the trial in the J Dey murder case is as the fag end and as per the provisions of the CrPC, the judge will now have to ask some questions to Rajan, based on the evidence adduced by the witnesses during the trial.

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