chhota-rajanPatiala House Court on Wednesday framed charges against gangster underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and three others in a fake passport case.

Earlier, the CBI, in its chargesheet, alleged that Chhota Rajan got his fake passport from Bengaluru in 1998-99 allegedly in connivance with then passport officers — Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan — in the name of fictitious Mohan Kumar.

The three are out on bail while Rajan is under judicial custody till May 18.

The probe agency has booked Rajan and others on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, cheating by impersonation and forgery of documents under the Indian Penal Code.

Rajan is wanted in over 85 cases, ranging from murder to extortion, smuggling and drug trafficking. He has cases pending against him in Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and with the CBI.

The don, held by Indonesian police on October 25, 2015, was deported to India on November 6, 2015.