Underworld don Chhota Rajan, deported to India after being caught from Bali in October last year, continues to face death threat even inside the high-security Tihar Jail, where he has been lodged, Delhi Police sources said.
They said an SMS was purportedly sent from the cellphone of Chhota Shakeel, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, to a senior Tihar Jail official, threatening to eliminate Rajan, prompting senior officials seek additional security for him.
The SMS was sent from mobile number 971504265138 to the cellphone of Tihar Law Officer Sunil Gupta, threatening ‘The End’ of Chhota Rajan very soon, sources said. A call had also been received on Tihar’s landline, following the SMS, after which Rajan’s security has been beefed up.
“How long will you save this dead pig from death, very soon I will do his the end,” the message by Haji Chhota Shakeel read.
A Special Cell officer confirmed the receipt of the message by the Tihar official. Gupta had received the SMS on November 24 last year, after which he took the matter to the senior authorities and sought security for himself and his family, sources said. The matter is being investigated by police. After being on the run for 27 years, Chhota Rajan was arrested in Bali (Indonesia) on October 25 last year on a Red Corner notice of Interpol.