The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has denied the reports of underworld don Rajendra Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan’s death.
News agency ANI, citing an AIIMS official, has confirmed that Rajan is alive. Sources in the hospital claimed that his condition was stable.
Rajan, 62, was admitted to the premier hospital on April 26 after he was tested positive for coronavirus.
All the criminal cases pending against him in Mumbai were transferred to the CBI and a special court was constituted to try them.
Rajan is facing as many as 70 criminal cases pertaining to extortion and murder in Mumbai.
In 2018, Rajan was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2011 murder case of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.
Last week, the special CBI court in Mumbai acquitted Rajan and his aide in connection with the murder of Hanif Kadawala, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.