Dey murder case: Police to file chargesheet on Sat
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:18
Mumbai: Nearly six months after senior journalist J Dey was shot dead, Mumbai police will file a charge sheet on Saturday in a special court against 12 accused, including fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan.

In the charge sheet, the name of the recently arrested accused Jigna Vora, Deputy Bureau Chief of The Asian Age, will also be mentioned. However, a separate supplementary charge sheet, elaborating Vora's role in the crime, will be filed later, an official said, requesting anonymity.

"The charge sheet into the Dey murder case will be filed tomorrow in the MCOCA court," said Nisar Tamboli, Deputy Police Commissioner (crime branch) refusing to divulge further details.

"It will run into thousands of pages. We are giving final touch to it," said another official.

Dey, working with city-based tabloid Mid Day, was shot dead in suburban Powai on June 11 by assailants, who followed him on motorcycles at the behest of Rajan, who gave Rs 5 lakh to the accused for the murder contract, police said.

So far, 11 accused -- Rohee Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalya, Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Vinod Asrani, Paulson Joseph, Deepak Sisodia and Vora -- were arrested.

Two persons -- Rajan and his aide N Bisht-- will be shown as wanted accused, they added.

The statements of a few journalists, who will be among the witnesses, will be attached with the charge sheet, besides electronic, testimonial and forensic evidences, police said.

On June 7, Kalya and Waghmode surveyed Parel area, where they identified the target, but did not know, who he was. The recce was conducted the next day as well, police said.

On June 9 and 10, the accused planned to bump off Dey, but failed to do so. On June 11, they waited for an opportunity near Spectrum Building in Hiranandani area of suburban Powai and managed to execute the plan, police added.


First Published: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:18

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