A Patiala house court on Tuesday sentenced seven-year jail term to Chhota Rajan in a fake passport case. The Court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000.
The court had held gangster Chhota Rajan guilty of cheating the government by obtaining a forged Indian passport, crimes which entail a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal had also convicted three retired public servants—Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan—for helping Rajan to obtain a fake passport by “entering into a criminal conspiracy”.
Moments after the verdict was announced and the court ordered the police to take them in immediate custody, the three public servants, who were present in the courtroom, broke down. The three of them were so far out on bail.
55-year old Rajan alias Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, who is currently in judicial custody and lodged in Tihar Jail here, had appeared before the court through video-conference due to security reasons.
All the four were convicted of the same offences for which the punishment ranges from seven years to life term.