Mumbai: Police on Monday claimed "substantial progress" in investigation into the murder of veteran journalist Jyotirmoy Dey as they get ready to file a status
report in the Bombay High Court o Monday.
"We have made substantial progress and inched closer to
cracking the case," Additional Police Commissioner (Crime)
Deven Bharti told reporters.
"We have also reviewed the probe done so far and will
brief the Advocate General who will apprise the court (about
the status of the case)," he said.
The High Court had on last Thursday directed the
Maharashtra government and police to file on June 21 a status
report on the probe into the June 11 murder of the 56-year-old
scribe amidst growing demand for a CBI inquiry.
Police have also accessed the personal email data of
Dey, which Bharti claimed, helped the investigators to get
"some positive" leads in the case.
Dey`s mobile phone call records had also been
verified, Bharti said, adding "hours before being shot dead,
the journalist had gone to a courier firm`s office to send
visa and passport-related documents to the Philippines tourism
office in Delhi. He was to go on a junket."
Dey, Editor (Special Investigation), Mid-Day, who
extensively covered underworld and crime for over two decades,
was gunned down by four assailants in suburban Powai.