Bengaluru, February 11: Underworld fugitive Bannanje Raja has been arrested in Morocco, Egypt by the local cops of that country, said the sources.
Reports said that Raja was arrested from Casablanca of Morocco on Tuesday February 10th by a special investigative team of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Raja, who was understood to have been operating out of Morocco, is wanted in a number of cases, including murders, extortions, loot, kidnapping and so on in various places, particularly Mangaluru and Bengaluru. A red corner notice too had been issued against him, and the state police had taken the help of CBI to trace him. He was also known to have fled to Dubai and arrested from there in 2009.
Information about him hiding in Morocco became transparent after a hotelier in India refused to give extortion of Rs 5 crore and informed the cops. During investigation, the intelligence agency officials learnt that he had gone underground in Morocco and taken the name of ‘Hegde’.
It is gathered that local Moroccan cops have given 48 hours time to produce details about the cases registered against Raja, revealed the sources.