Indonesia deports alleged Indian crime boss on Interpol's most-wanted list

Indonesian authorities have deported an alleged Indian crime boss who was arrested on the tourist island of Bali.

Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, known in India as "Chotta Rajan," has been on Interpol's most-wanted list for two decades for alleged involvement in several mafia killings and other crimes in his homeland.

He was arrested Oct. 25 after arriving at Bali's airport from Sydney.

Bali police spokesman Heri Wiyanto said Nikalje was handed over to officers from India's Central Bureau of Investigation and was flown Thursday to India on a special plane.

Nikalje was to have been deported on Tuesday, but the airport was closed because of volcanic ash spewing from the eruption of Mount Rinjani on nearby Lombok island.