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Indonesian police say Indian fugitive on Interpol's most wanted list be deported soon

  • Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," left, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for alleged involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested last week after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," left, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for alleged involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested last week after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," center, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for alleged involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested last week after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," center, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for alleged involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested last week after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

  • Handcuffed Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," center, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for  involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested last week after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    Handcuffed Indian fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," center, is escorted by plain-clothed police officers for questioning in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The alleged organized crime boss, wanted for involvement in several mafia killings and other major crimes in his homeland, was arrested last week after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney based on information from Interpol and Australian authorities. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesian police say an alleged Indian crime boss being held on the resort island of Bali will soon be deported.

Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," was on Interpol's most wanted list for two decades. He was arrested Oct. 25 when he arrived at Bali's airport from Sydney.

Police Maj. Pande Sugiarta said Tuesday that preparations are underway for Nikalje's deportation to India later in the day.

Police said Nikalje was carrying a passport with the alias Mohan Kumar. He told Indonesian police that he had been hiding in Australia for seven years and flew to Bali for a vacation.

Police said he is suspected of involvement in more than 20 murders in India.