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Underworld don Chhota Rajan is still alive: AIIMS official

Underworld don Chhota Rajan is still alive: AIIMS official

Rajan, 61, was admitted to AIIMS on 26 April after being tested positive for COVID-19

Rajendra Nikalje, also known as Chhota Rajan -- Image source: Twitter.com/ANI Rajendra Nikalje, also known as Chhota Rajan -- Image source: Twitter.com/ANI

Underworld don and gangster Rajendra Nikalje, also known as Chhota Rajan, is still alive.

He was admitted to AIIMS on 26 April after being tested positive for COVID-19.

According to news reports, it was said that Chhota Rajan has died due to Covid-19.

However, as per news agency ANI, Chhota Rajan is still alive. "He is admitted at AIIMS for treatment of #COVID19: AIIMS official," it said in a tweet.   

Rajan, 61, has been lodged in New Delhi's high-security Tihar prison since his arrest after deportation from Bali, Indonesia in 2015.

Last year, Rajan was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of journalist J Dey in 2011.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was investigating 68 cases against him, out of which conviction was ordered by courts in 4 cases and charge sheet had been filed in 35 cases and, said people familiar with the development.

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