Chhota Rajan aide held in J Dey murder case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 00:10
Mumbai: A close associate of the fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan was today arrested here for his alleged involvement in the killing of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey taking the total number of arrests made in the case so far to 10, police said.

Paulson Joseph was today apprehended from Chembur area in the Dey murder case, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said. He would be produced before a local court tomorrow.

"Joseph had provided logistical support in the crime. The shooters, who were earlier arrested in the case, had got SIM cards from him. These SIM cards with fake names were used while executing the crime," Roy said.

Sources in the crime branch said Joseph, who had been handling the don's financial matters in the city, was also continuously in touch with Rajan as well as the arrested accused to execute the killing of the senior journalist.

Dey (56), working with the city-based English tabloid Mid Day, was shot dead by four motorcycle-borne assailants in suburban Powai on June 11.

Police had claimed that the scribe was eliminated at the behest of gangster Chhota Rajan, who paid Rs 5 lakh to the accused. However, they said the motive behind the killing was not yet clear.

Earlier, police had over the period of time arrested nine accused, including builder Vinod Asrani and sharp shooters.

Joseph is the same person who had organised the 2009 Christmas-eve bash in Chembur that saw five policemen suspended as the cops were caught on camera while partying with the gangsters.


First Published: Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 00:10

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