Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday said the government would disclose the information on the investigation in the J Dey murder case at an appropriate time.
He also supported the proposed bill for preventing
attacks on journalists.
"Government will convey the information at an appropriate
time. Now since the investigation is on, it will be wrong to
reveal the information at this point. We are not in a haste to
disclose the information on the investigation now," Patil told
"Government has taken the murder of senior journalist J
Dey very seriously and police have exerted their full strength
in the investigation," he added.
"Police investigation is going on in the right direction.
There is a need to give them some time to carry out the
probe... government has directed the Mumbai Police
Commissioner to finish off the investigation at the earliest."
"The attacks on journalists would stop due to the bill,"
he said, when asked about the proposed bill regarding attacks
Asked whether underworld was raising its head again in
Mumbai, the minister said, "We will not let the underworld
raise its head again."
To a question on deteriorating law and order situation
in the state, Patil asserted that "crime-related incidents
have decreased. However some serious incidents have occurred
and government has taken these issues seriously."