Special Judge AL Pansare, on December 22, had issued aproduction warrant against the 54-year-old asking him to appear before it on January 7.    
     
When asked to spell out his name, Rajan told the judge, "My name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje." Judge Pansare then explained the J Dey case to him and later took him into custody. The entire conversation between Rajan and the judge went on in Marathi.
     
"The court told him that the next date of the case is January 19, when charges will be framed against him," Special Public Prosecutor Dileep Shah told media. Rajan also told the court that he doesn't have any lawyer in Mumbai and is looking for one.   
     
Earlier in the day, CBI produced an order from a Delhi court which had directed the Tihar authorities to produce Rajan via video link here. "Rajan had moved an application in Delhi court saying that he may not be sent to Mumbai as there is threat to his life," said a CBI official.   
    
Chhota Rajan is facing around 70 cases in Maharashtra, which includes the J Dey murder case. Maharashtra government has handed over all the cases against him to CBI.

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