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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

J Dey murder case: Police arrest three suspects

Four days after the brutal killing of Jyotirmoy Dey, a senior investigative journalist working with MiD DAY, strong leads have emerged which point to the involvement of Chhota Shakeel, a key associate of Dawood Ibrahim.
The Mumbai police arrested three persons on Wednesday (15-June-2011) suspected of involvement in the murder of crime reporter J. Dey of Mid-Day, an English-language tabloid, police sources said. Police have gleaned vital information from the suspects during interrogation, the sources said.

J. Dey was working on a story concerning sandal wood smuggling. He was offered a bribe of one million rupees to spike his story which he rejected and that led to his murder, the sources added.

It is suspected that J. Dey was killed by sharp shooters belonging to notorious underworld don Chotta Shakeel's group, who is allegedly living in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Sources told Arab News that all the three suspects are police informers.
However, police refused to confirm or deny the report.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told reporters after the Cabinet meeting that there were "some developments" in the Dey murder case probe.

The bike used in the shooting and a car, with the registration MH04 AH1 used as the getaway vehicle, have also been recovered.

Two of those detained are from Mumbai's notorious Dongri area, while one is from Pune. Their names are Matin, Ekbal Hathela and Anwar.

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