Indonesian police escort Indian national Rajendra Nikalje, better known as Chhota Rajan, from Bali police headquarters to Ngurah Rai Airport during his deportation from the Balinese city of Denpasar, in Indonesia, on Nov. 5, 2015
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November 5, 2015 10:25 PM EST

A notorious Indian gangster was deported and flown back from Indonesia after nearly three decades on the run, landing in India’s capital city of New Delhi early Friday morning and being taken into custody.

Rajendra Nikalje, better known by his alias Chhota Rajan, was transported back by a team of officials from India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

One of the most notorious figures of the country’s underworld, Rajan is facing a host of criminal cases and is expected to provide details about his former associate and India’s most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.


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