CBI has taken over investigation in the case pertaining to alleged extortion demand of Rs 26 crore by gang members of Chhota Rajan from a Mumbai-based builder in 2015.
Mumbai Police, which was probing the case, had filed a charge sheet last year against Suresh Shinde, Ashok Nikam, Sumit Mhatre, Nikhil Awaghade showing three main accused Chhota Rajan, Anolakhi Isam and Parmanand Thakkar as “absconding accused”.
It is alleged that a call was made to the builder asking him to pay Rs 26 crore to Thakkar else he and his wife will be killed by the gang, according to the FIR filed.
Rajan was arrested in 2015 after being deported to India from Bali, Indonesia. Maharashtra government had handed to CBI all the case probed by the state police against Rajan.