Mohan Kumar (Chhota Rajan) – profile

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revised in part on 15 and 16 December 2020 by Mark Smith

Public interest

The below article may also be in the public interest of persons from or interested in India. The public interest of Australia may also be involved – Mohan Kumar lobbied and received Visa’s and other benefits, as a result of lobbying and other likely legitimate dealings, from officials and public office holders in Australia.


Some time before 2015, probably well before 2015, Ralph Paligaru was employed by a man known as Mohan Kumar.

On or about 6 October 2015, Mohan Kumar granted to Ralph a power of attorney with powers as to the management of his affairs and property interests. A true copy of the Power of attorney is accessible here: click link.

It is believed that, on or about 25 October 2015, a man bearing the below passport in the name of Mohan Kumar boarded a plane at Sydney and travelled to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. It is believed that Ralph Paligaru, on the same day, travelled from Sydney to Denpasar – on a separate flight – Ralph admitted to me he did not travel with Mohan Kumar but he did travel to Bali on the same day as did Mohan KumarRalph’s then employer.

Upon arrival in Denpasar, the person claiming to be Mohan Kumar was arrested according to reports. The true identity of the traveller is not known to me however photographs of the person and his passport have been reported widely in global news sites including in India. The passport carried by the traveller known as Mohan Kumar was issued, it is reported, in Zimbabwe by India and later re-issued in Sydney – a matter of public interest to residents of Australia. A reported copy of the passport of Mohan Kumar is shown below:

This signature seems to be similar to the signature on the Power of Attorney given to Ralph – see link:

I understand that corruption related cases have considered the alleged issue of the passport in India alleging that the person carrying that passport is in fact Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje – also known as Mumbai gangster Chhota Rajan.

To the best of my knowledge the traveller has not admitted to being Chhota Rajan?

Links to an article by SBS containing these allegations is here:

It is believed that Ralph was employed by Mohan Kumar, before the sale of 632 Old Northern Rd, Dural.

It is believed Ralph’s title of employment was, officially Manager. Below is an admission made by Mohan Kumar and Ralph’s lawyer – John Mahony of Mahony Law:

Ralph Paligaru - Mohan Kumar's Australian Manager
Ralph Paligaru – Mohan Kumar’s Australian Manager

To the best of my knowledge, Ralph stayed in Bali for approximately 1 night before returning to Sydney, accordingly I do not believe that Ralph’s visit to Bali was for or turned out to be for a vacation?. Mohan Kumar was arrested in Bali upon his arrival there.

The writer has located the following video believed to be an accurate report from a well known global news sources (AP):

SBS reports that Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje was wanted in India over the deaths of at least 20 women: see article –

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