Gangster Chhota Rajan convicted in 2001 case of murder of Mumbai hotelier Jaya Shetty

Shetty, who owned Golden Crown Hotel, faced extortion threats from Chhota Rajan gang

chhota-rajan-sentence Chhota Rajan | PTI

A special court in Mumbai on Thursday convicted gangster Chhota Rajan in the case of the murder of hotelier Jaya Shetty here in 2001. Special judge for cases under the Maharashtra Control Of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), AM Patil, held Rajan guilty under the Indian Penal Code provisions for murder. 

The court is likely to decide the quantum of punishment later in the day.

Jaya Shetty owned the Golden Crown Hotel at Gamdevi in central Mumbai. He was facing extortion threats from the Chhota Rajan gang and was shot dead by two alleged members of the gang on the hotel's first floor on May 4, 2001.

The hotelier had been provided police protection after he reported receiving extortion threats from the Chhota Rajan gang. However, his security was withdrawn at his request, two months before the attack.

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