Mumbai: After arresting seven suspects in
connection with the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey,
Mumbai Police is consulting a US firm to enhance quality of
the CCTV footage that show assailants trailing the scribe on
the fateful day.
The footage obtained from a CCTV installed at D-Mart,
a shopping centre in Hiranandani area, shows motorcycle-borne
assailants closely following Dey minutes before he was shot
Dey too was riding a motorcycle when he was fired upon
on June 11 near Spectrum Building in the upscale suburb.
Four attackers on two motorbikes followed the 56-year-
old Mid-Day crime reporter before closing in and executing
their plan, the footage showed.
The murder, however, was not captured by the CCTV.
One of the gunmen is believed to be Rohit Thangappan
alias Satish Kalya, a member of fugitive underworld don Chhota
Rajan`s gang. Rajan had allegedly plotted the murder, given
the contract to the killers and arranged for the weapon used
in the crime.
"Whatever footages we have are very blurred. Since we
want the footages, which are vital pieces of evidence, very
clear, we are in consultation with a US based technology firm,
which could enhance its quality," a crime branch official
On Sunday night, police had arrested Rohit Thangappan
alias Satish Kalya (34), Abhijeet Shinde (28), Arun Dake (27),
Sachin Gaikwad (27), Anil Waghmode (35), Nilesh Shendge (34)
and Mangesh Agawane (25) in connection with Dey`s murder.