Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil
on Saturday said the government has taken the killing of senior
journalist J Dey "very seriously" and senior police officials
have been asked to immediately nab the culprits.
"I have spoken to the Mumbai Police Commissioner, and
and Joint Commissioner (Crime) who are visiting the scene of
crime. I have given instructions that the culprits be arrested
as soon as possible," Patil said.
"Nobody will be spared."
Dey, working as Editor (Special Investigation) with
English daily Mid-Day was shot dead in suburban Powai this
afternoon by four unidentified gunmen.
The motive behind the murder would be known only after a
preliminary inquiry, he said.
The Home Minister said he knew J Dey as a good and senior
Meanwhile, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson, Madhav Bhandari,
described the murder as "most shocking".
He said the incident showed that the state Home
Department had lost control of the law and order situation.