Senior woman journalist held for J Dey's murder

Mumbai: A senior woman journalist was today arrested for her alleged role in the sensational killing of crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey in June, police said.

"Jigna Vora, deputy bureau chief of English daily Asian Age, has been arrested today as she played a role in the conspiracy hatched to murder J Dey," Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy told PTI.

Vora, who was questioned by the crime branch in connection with the case several times, will be produced before a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court later in the day.

Sources said Vora was suspected to have provided the licence plate number of Dey's motorcycle to fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan, who allegedly got the journalist killed for putting out stories against him.

J Dey's murder had caused quite a sensation in Mumbai. PTI

Ten persons including Rohee Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalya and his associates Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Vinod Asrani, Paulson Joseph and Deepak Sisodia, all members of the Rajan gang, have so far been arrested in connection with the case.

Dey was shot dead in suburban Powai on June 11 by assailants who followed him on motorcycles.

PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 25, 2011 13:09:08 IST

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