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shakeelFour persons have been arrested for allegedly plotting a murder conspiracy to kill underworld don Chhota Rajan presently lodged in Tihar jail, police officials said.

According to reports, the murder was planned by Dawood Ibrahim’s key aide Chhota Shakeel.

The four alleged contract killers, identified as Robinson, Junaid, Yunus and Manish, were arrested on June 3 following which they were sent to police remand and interrogated for five days.

Confirming the arrest Special Commissioner of Police Arvind Deep said: “Investigation is underway”.

Police also claimed have recovered a pistol and live cartridges from possession of one of the accused.

They had allegedly planned to eliminate Rajan while the don is taken to court for hearing, officials said.

Rajan, who was on a run for around 27 years, was arrested from Bali in Indonesia, based on a tip-off from Australian Federal Police, and brought to India in November last year.

(With PTI Inputs)

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