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
"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.