Deported gangster Chhota Rajan was on Thursday produced before a special MCOCA court here via video conference from Tihar Jail in connection with journalist J Dey murder case of 2011.

Special Judge A L Pansare, on December 22, had issued a production 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 said.

Rajan also told the court that he doesn’t have any lawyer in Mumbai and is looking for one.

Earlier in the day, the CBI produced an order from a Delhi court which had directed the Tihar authorities to produce Rajan via video link here.