ROBE INTO RAJAN AIDEMateen Hafeez | TNN
Mumbai: The probe into the murder of Chhota Rajan aide Farid Tanasha has revealed that the killers were also planning to bump off the gangster’s trusted lieutenant, D K Rao. The motive apparently was to wipe out the Rajan gang from the city.
Tanasha, who had hit the headlines for organising a party in Chembur Gymkhana along with a few police officials, was shot dead by unidentified persons inside his ground-floor flat at Tilak Nagar in Chembur on June 2. The crime branch has so far arrested 12 persons, including two builders, a hotelier and a hawala operator, all booked under MCOCA.
“One of the suspects, Aslam Khan alias Abbas, has told the police that they were planning to eliminate D K Rao, who handles the Rajan gang in Mumbai,’’ said a crime branch officer.
“Abbas said while the day of the attack on D K Rao was yet to be finalised, they were given the hint that they should start targeting all Rajan gang members,’’ said an official.
The Times of India, August 6, 2010