The Chhota Rajan saga and Ajit Doval gaga


  • RAW, IB’s joint product, India’s most wanted Underworld Don Chhota Rajan reaches India in Police Custody
  • Rajan’s gang operates in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, South Africa, Australia, Morocco, Indonesia, France, US, Pakistan and now Afghanistan as well
  • Rajan wanted by Pakistani authorities for numerous incident of terrorism, target killing, including organizing killing of Chinese engineers in Hub in collaboration with banned BLA with cases against him at different Police stations
  • Rising danger by Latin American mafia rivals and exposure to local authorities forced Rajan to leave Australia
  • Indian NSA Ajot Doval issued special instruction to Indian First Secretary Sanjeev Kumar Agarwal at Indian embassy in Jakarta to make arrangements for safe and secure handling of Rajan at Indonesia
  • Rajan enjoys close connections with Shiv Sena too
  • Classified US diplomatic cables, leaked by Wikileaks expose Doval’s deep connections with Chhota Rajan Gang
  • Rajan confessed murdering Nepalese MP Mirza Dilshad Beg for moving bill against organized crimes in Nepal’s Parliament
  • Babloo Srivastava, Kalia Goga, Guru Satam (Malaysia), Sanjay Khanna (Singapore), Ravi Pujari (Vietnam, Indonesia), Daya Shetti (Tangers, Morocco, Spain, France), Rajan himself (Australia), Ajay Verma (US) and Ramesh Gupta alias Pappu (South Africa) have been Chhota Rajan gang’s overseas country heads
  • Rajan’s lieutenant Bablo Srivastava organized murder of famous Nepali journalist Jamim Shah for his pro-Pakistan approach. Rajan gang also killed famous Indian journalist Jyotirmoy Dey of Indian newspaper Mid Day while same gang was termed responsible for murder of Pakistan journalist Saleem Shahzad


special-reportBy Makhdoom Babar (Editor-in-Chief)
(With inputs from Christina Palmer & Anjali Sharma in New Delhi and Cathy Alderman in Sydney)

ISLAMABAD: In a rather dramatic, yet well organized move, The joint product of India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the blued eyed underworld Don of India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval; Chhota Rajan has reached New Delhi under special protection and a rather protective custody of Indian Police and Intelligence authority who took his custody from Indonesia, reveal the investigations of The Daily Mail.

Ajit Doval
Ajit Doval

The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that Rajan. Who, earlier this year was moved to Australia from Vietnam by the orders of Indian NSA, developed some serious differences with drug lords of Mexico and Latin America in Australia and the encounters between Chhota Rajan gangsters with rivals in Sydney and at other parts of Australia. These encounters and conflicts alerted Australian authorities as China was also monitoring the situation and it was also being considered that such development could have very negative impact on One Belt and One Road mega economic project of China with Australia being and important partner of One Belt and One Road. Realizing the sensitivity of the situation, the Australian authorities that were reluctant in arresting Doval in the backdrop of tense relations amongst the locals and migrant (NRI) Indians in Australia, started tightening noose around Rajan and deliberately gave impression to Rajan of being watched closely. This prompted Rajan to contact his mentor back in New Delhi, the Indian National Security Advisor and former IB Chief Ajit Kumar Doval. Rajan wanted to visit India also for Ayurvedic (Homeopathic) treatment for his kidney disease. The investigations indicate that Doval advised Rajan to immediately rush to Indonesia in the disguise of a tourist as lot of tourist from Australia frequently visit Bali island of Indonesia throughout the year.
On the other side, Ajit Doval tasked Sanjeev Kumar Agarwal who is the Consular (CA) at Indian Embassy in Jakarta for safe and secure handling of Chhota Rajan and to provide him with a new passport with different name. However, the relevant Australian authorities that work in close coordination with Indonesian counterparts to counter drug and terror networks, tipped off the Indonesians about departure of Chhota Rajan from Australia with next destination being Bali. Rajan was arrested soon after he reached Indonesia.
The Daily Mail’s investigations reveal that this new development changed the whole game plan of Ajit Doval but he recovered from this shock very quickly. Doval contacted his aides to discuss this development and he was advised that India should keep the issue as a low profile matter and since Rajan as committed no crime on Indonesian soil, he will be set free automatically by Indonesian authorities. However the things were not that easy as the matter had found its way to global media. Doval rejected this input from his aides and on the spot devised a new strategy. Under this strategy, he ordered Agarwal at Indian embassy in Indonesia to provide all help and support to Rajan during his detention and to meet him and assure him full safety and support Delhi. The events indicate that Sanjeev Agarwal of Indian Embassy followed these instructions very well and media reports confirm that Agarwal remained highly instrumental in negotiating Rajan deal with Indonesian authorities until he was handed over to Indian authorities for flying him back to India.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that after the unforeseen situation emerged, Doval decided to bring Rajan under his safe custody. He ordered Mumbai (Maharashtra) Police to step back and instead moved Delhi Police and CBI to handle the Rajan Affairs as he knew that Rajan had many enemies in Mumbai police due to their affiliation with Rajan rival underworld gangs of Mumbai. Doval also decided to exploit even the twisted situation and conveyed it to Rajan via Gariwal that he should start talking about rival Don Dawood Ibrahim and to propagate later’s links with Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. The investigations indicate that under the pretext of ‘Using’ Rajan for anti-ISI propagation, Doval has managed to take Rajan’s custody at Delhi, under his own supervision, a move that not only enabled him to prevent Rajan’s landing under Mumbai Police custody but a tactical step to create new pressure against Pakistan by propagating Dawood-ISI link and in coming days, Rajan would be allowed to interact with se4lected Indian media to make ‘ SENSATIONAL’ disclosures about Dawood Ibrahim, who in fact was his former boss.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that despite the fact that there over 70 cases of heinous crimes against Chhota Rajan including cases of murder, terrorism, Organized Crimes, illicit drugs trafficking, arms smuggling etc, Indian police authorities never made any effort to arrest him. Even when he was arrested by Thailand police a few years back, Indian police refused to get his custody from Thai authorities and he was later let free. Reports indicate that there are also almost half a dozen cases of serious crimes including terrorism, organized crimes, target killings and assassination planning of Chinese engineers, registered against Chhota Rajan and his gang member at different police stations in Pakistan and he is very much wanted by Pakistani police and law enforcement authorities.
The Daily Mail’s investigations reveal that just like Pakistan, Nepalese government also is in possession of sufficient and concrete evidences of comprehensive Indian support to Maoist separatists and very strongly believe that the Maoist rebels are getting military training, arms supplies and finances from India. Furthermore, Katmandu also very anxiously desires for a strong and immediate action from Delhi against Chhota Rajan, who has become an undeclared terror King of Nepal and carry out variety of terror activities in Nepal and is on the record to have confessed killing of Nepal’s MP Mr. Dilshad Mirza. Rajan gang’s number 2 Babbloo Srivastava, who, despite being in prison back in India, organized and got executed the assassination of note Nepali journalist Jamim Shah for him being pro Pakistan. Perhaps such anti-Pakistan activities by Chhota Rajan and his gang have prompted Indian media to declare him as “ Patriotic Don”.

The Saga

Chhota Rajan
Chhota Rajan

The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that interestingly, there appears to be an commonality amongst these certain top Cops of India that all of them, throughout their careers have been maintaining very strong connections with Most Wanted criminals, terrorists and Mafia Dons with Chhota Rajan and his gang being the most prominent in this direction. These investigations further indicate that despite his great desire to jump into RAW, Ajit Kumar Doval was purposely kept back in IB on B Raman’s suggestions. By keeping Doval at IB, Raman wanted to maintain a strong support platform in IB for certain Hindutva related operations, despite extreme professional rivalry between RAW and IB. ironically, B Raman succeeded in doing so as he got many operations completed with secret IB help via Doval. Similarly, Chhota Rajan gang’s operations for RAW were possible only by Doval’s presence at IB as Doval was the mentor and creator of Chhota Rajan and his gang. In the clandestine community of India, it is said that Chhota Rajan and his gang was perhaps Ajit Doval’s best gift to RAW and B Raman while Raman-Doval duo delivered a lot through mutual cooperation at their respective organizational ends to the cause of Hindutva Brotherhood through Chhota Rajan Gang’s operations.
Despite the fact that successive Indian governments continued to deny presence of any links of its law enforcers or other top officials with terrorists and criminal mafias with current Modi government being no exception, yet these deep-rooted links are open secrets in Indian media and society.
In a highly classified diplomatic cable (later leaked by Wikileaks) sent by US Consulate in Mumbai on 8th August 2005, the US Mission in Mumbai confirmed this link to Washington with Ajit Doval being fully exposed in this direction.
In the cable, following assertion was made:­
“In early July a group of Mumbai policemen traveled to Delhi to stake out Vicky Malhotra, an underworld figure who had been charged with numerous acts of terror and crimes, including murder, extortion explosions and arms smuggling. On July 11 the Mumbai police arrested Malhotra while he was driving through central Delhi. Accompanying Malhotra was Ajit Kumar Doval, former head of the Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB. Doval himself as well as GOI officials from the Home Ministry later declined to comment about the incident. Thereafter the Indian media was rife with speculation about why the former head of India’s premier intelligence service was caught with a known underworld figure. Malhotra is the right hand man of gangster Chhota Rajan, an otherwise Most Wanted criminal by Law in India. GOI and the Mumbai police have not commented on the incident. The arrests and the presence of former IB chief Doval are established facts. Since the authorities are not publicly talking, everything else about the incident is speculation of media outlets.”
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that though all the above mentioned IPS officers of Hindutva Brotherhood have always maintained spectacular relations with India’s homegrown terror networks and underworld mafias, yet the Chhota Rajan gang and Dawood Ibrahim gang emerged as the prominent one’s of this chain of protected rackets. However, when Hindutva brotherhood decided to exit Dawood Ibrahim gang out of the scene for his reluctance to carry out certain anti Muslim operations, the entire IPS gang of five went against him and Ibrahim was declared a Pakistani agent, working for Pakistan’s ISI spy agency. Despite the fact that ISI had no advantage in using the services of an Indian underworld gangster who was already operating under the protection of India’s own police and intelligence network, yet his being a Muslim was more than enough for the Indian Police and Intelligence as well the local media to portray Ibrahim as an ISI patterned criminal. Some reports however suggest that when life was made too miserable for Dawood Ibrahim in India, he shifted to Dubai and formed an even wider network with the connivance of certain friends from Italian and Russian underworld mafias.
These reports also suggest that Dawood had some support from his Mumbai days partners of Karachi-based Pakistani elements of local underworld. Yet,any of Dawood’s connection with any Pakistani State organization and specially the ISI could never be established on the basis of any solid evidence and all the hullaballoo in this direction remained merely part of media and official propagation by the Indians.
The Daily Mail’s investigation indicate that Chhota Rajan gang’s services were first utilized by Doval at the large scale level during the attack of extremist Hindus on Babari Msjid in Ajodhya in early 1990s. As this assault was made in the name of religion, yet was carried out in a manner of organized crime, Chhota Rajan gang’s input was very much required and Gang’s contribution brought Chhota Rajan in the very good books of Hindutva Brotherhood. From there onwards, Chhota Rajan gang’s activities got the full support and blessings of the Hindu extremist groups while it had the IB and Police blessings already. The investigations indicate that when Ajit Doval introduced Chhota Rajan to B Raman, Raman straightaway took Rajan and his gand members under the RAW cover and handed him over a sort of ex-officio RAW wing that was code named by Raman as “Special Operations Division”(SOD). Nonetheless, gang’s association with IB continued under Doval’s leadership at IB and later under Alok Joshi’s patronage while Joshi is now looking after the gang in his capacity of RAW Chief. Special investigative report on the overall activities of Chhota Rajan Gang would be published separately very soon. It is worth mentioning here that Chhota Rajan gang delivered handsomely for both IB and RAW while its services were often rendered to Military Intelligence at different occasions under the Hindutva- Army nexus arrangements. Chhota Rajan Gang was used from the level of eliminating defiant crime rackets in Mumbai etc to the massacre of Nepal’s Royal family and then down to the level of killing of one of India’s investigative Editor Jai Dey of Mid-Day newspaper and assassination of Pakistani journalist Salim Shahzad a few years back. Both Jai Dey and Salim Shahzad were working on investigative reports of exposing RAW, IB and Chhota Rajan Gang’s nexus. However, very smartly, using RAW pawns in Pakistani media, on the advice of Sanjeev Tripathi, RAW tried to drag Pakistan’s ISI into the murder of Salim Shahzad to damage an outstanding professional relationship between ISI’s media wing and local journalists to combat anti Pakistan media propagation by the foreign media and especially by the Indian Media.
Investigations indicate that Chhota Rajan gang was also used for execution of organized violence in China’s Tibet in 2008 and the follow up incidents of violence and terror in China’s Xinjiang provinc. While in Pakistan, this gang has not only been operating in Balochistan but a strong presence of the gang members was discovered during anti- terror operation in Waziristan agencies and Swat area while Afghanistan has emerged as a regional headquarter of Chhota Rajan Gang.
These investigations indicate that Ajit Doval has throughout been a devil’s advocate and has been insisting for the use of underworld mafia’s for intelligence operations as he believes that underworld gangsters had more ingress in societies and were more effective in penetrating into any segment of life than the intelligence agency personnel.
The investigations indicate that after getting RAW and IB protection via blessings of Ajit Doval and B Raman and later of Sanjeev Tripathi, Chhota Rajan aptly expanded the gang’s smuggling gold and narcotics, extortion, gambling, prostitution, contract killings and other racketeering operations. Owing to his links with the Shiv Sena’s ideologue late Bal Thackeray and his gang’s involvement in anti-Muslim riots in Bombay, Rajan soon came to be known as the Hindu Don in the Bombay’s underworld. Rajan later managed to build up a steady business empire around the world acting as front offices for his illegal operations and thus got further promoted in the good books of Hindutva Brotherhood.
The Daily Mail’s investigations reveal that the glamorous world of Bollywood immediately caught Ajit Doval and Sanjeev Tripathi’s attention for easy money extortion from the heroes, heroines, producers, directors and distributors etc., who personify virtues on screen and in real life are an amalgamation of deceit, treachery, conspiracy and temerity. RAW and IB, meaning Tripthi and Doval, for quite some time, had their eyes on the Indian film industry for various reasons. With Rajan’s coming to the scene Indian film industry soon become IB and RAW’s interest in Bollywood got new dimensions. It remains a fact that the film media serves as the best possible propaganda tool for the RAW as well as Hindutva Brotherhood not only in India but also abroad including Pakistan. A blatant glorification of Hinduism and an utterly distorted fanatic portrayal of Islam is the common message conveyed through the RAW and IB sponsored movies.
According to Pahlaj Nehlani, a former President of Film Producers Association of India, the underworld lord (Chhota Rajan) started demanding overseas rights of all hit movies without paying a penny in late 90s. In words of a bollywood entertainment reporter Priya Bhose, “Top movies stars of the 90s including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Sharof, Govinda, Mithun Chakaraborty, Johnny Lever, Juhi Chawala, Mundakani, Manesha Koirala and many others were forced to do a number of free shows to raise funds for Chhota Rajan at Dubai, UK, USA and other countries. The entire Bollywood, at that time, had to dance to the tunes of Chhota Rajan for the annual funds raising shows at Shiv Sena’s NGO ‘Mukti’ without any charge. Those who dare to resist were left to face the music of Chhota Rajan’s mobsters. Gulshan Kumar of Super Cassettes Industries was assassinated by Chhota Rajan’s ‘enforcers’ because he refused to sell part of his music empire worth Indian rupees 400 crore to the ZEE music Company of RAW. The conspiracy was hatched when a galaxy of Indian movie stars participated in the opening ceremony of Chhota Rajan’s luxury hotel in Dubai. Rajan’s key man in Dubai Vivekt Goswani conceived the entire plan.
Similarly, former film star and current producer and the father of a super bollywood star Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan’s car was fired upon in year 2000, for refusing overseas rights of his movie ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’ to Chhota Rajan. Roshan made repentance by asking his son Hrithik to sign RAW’s sponsored movie ‘Mission Kashmir’ produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra for less than his usual fee. In many other cases, Indian Showbiz stars were forced to sign anti-Pakistan movies like Zameen, Qayyamat, Border Hindustan Kaa, LOC Kargil etc., on fairly low rates under threats from Rajan as RAW wanted to minimize its budget for these films but at the same time desired to have leading film stars in these movies. This was a rather decent way of distortion for Doval, Raman and Tripathi to generate funds for unauthorized operations.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that Cable Operators in mega cities of India also operate with the blessings of Rajan. His brother Deepak runs the company by the name of Cable Cop, which offers film producers protection from Cable Operators who telecast new movies without authorization. According to a senior Bombay police officer Sunil Paraskar, all Deepak does is to give a call to the operators warning them not to telecast the movie for which he has taken protection money, officer Sunil also affirmed that never have the cable operators telecast a new film, produced by ‘ZEE Movies’ (as ZEE Movies enjoys comprehensive RAW protection). He later entered into Real Estate world to manage the land grabbing by Rajan Gang and is still in this “business”.