New Delhi, Dec 3:
A Delhi court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, arrested in a fake passport case, till December 15.
Special Judge Vinod Kumar extended the custody after Rajan was presented before the court via video conferencing, court sources said.
The court on Tuesday allowed the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct remand proceedings of Rajan via video conferencing observing that he faces a serious threat to his life.
The central probe agency has booked Rajan and unknown public servants in a fake passport case 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, was deported to India on November 6.