Mumbai: A day after mediapersons demanded a
CBI probe into the killing of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey
here, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said
the Mumbai police should not be "undermined" and given a fair
chance to investigate the brutal murder.
"I am confident Mumbai police will get to the bottom (of
the case). Give them time... There is no pointing in jumping
the gun...and blaming someone or the other...Just give some
time to Mumbai police to investigate," Chavan told reporters
at a CII function here.
The CM said the journalists had demanded a CBI enquiry
into the incident and asked for enactment of a law to protect
them, to which I told them, "Let’s not write off Mumbai police
and not undermine their morale.. What about the common man who
will they go to."
On a query about suspected oil mafia`s involvement in the
killing, Chavan said, "It is for the police to say that who
they think are responsible."
"Also, I will like to inform my media friends that I had
a meeting with senior police officers . They told me that
investigations are proceeding. I met them yesterday afternoon.
They said they have further progressed... Late night, I got to
know that there is more progress... We hope to catch the
culprit soon," he said.
When asked about the sketch of the alleged killer,
released by the police, Chavan said, "I can`t tell you about
the sketch...You need to ask the Mumbai police about that."
Police had released a sketch of one of the four killers
of Dey yesterday on the basis of description given by an
eye-witnesses to the shoot-out incident.
The alleged killer is in the 20-25 age group and of
medium built, with a height of around five-and-a-half feet.
His complexion is black and he was wearing a blue raincoat at
the time of the incident, police said.
Dey, who headed the crime bureau in Mid-day tabloid, was
shot dead by four unidentified gunmen at Hiranandani complex
in suburban Powai on June 11.