A CBI court today sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.
It is the first of the nearly 85 cases in which Rajan has been held guilty, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Besides Chhota Rajan, three retired public servants of Regional Passport Office (RPO), Bangalore have been convicted and sentenced to a seven-year jail term by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal in the case.
The court has also slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 on each of the convicts.
It was established during investigation that accused Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje @ Chhota Rajan dishonestly & fraudulently in criminal conspiracy with passport officials got issued Indian Passport in the name of Mohan Kumar, a non-existent person.
Chhota Rajan had stayed in Zimbabwe and Australia in the fake identity of Mohan Kumar on the strength of said passport.