The CBI has registered two new cases against gangster Chhota Rajan related to alleged murder of suspected rivals and an assassination attempt on a businessman in Mumbai. CBI sources said the first case relates to a Bhendi Bazar shoot out allegedly executed by hired shooters of Rajan in February 2010 in which two persons — Shakeel Modak and Irfan Qureishi — were killed while one Asif Dadhi was injured. Modak was believed to be very close to a politician who had been an MLC and an MLA. Modak owned a fishing trawler. Qureishi used to work in a printing press.
Dadhi was under the Mumbai police scanner over alleged illegal activities but was cleared by the competent court. The agency sources said a case has been registered against four unknown persons under various sections of IPC related to murder and provisions of the arms act. They said the second case relates to an alleged attempt made on the life of Mumbai-based businessman and hotelier B R Shetty in October 2012 by two motorcycle-borne shooters suspected to be linked to Rajan.