J Dey case: Raja Thakare named public prosecutor

The Maharashtra government has appointed a special public prosecutor to fight its case against the eleven accused in the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2012, 12:56 PM IST

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has
appointed a special public prosecutor to fight its case
against the eleven accused in the murder of senior journalist
Jyotirmoy Dey.

Raja Thakare is the special public prosecutor in the case,
sources said adding the notification pertaining to his
appointment was issued today.

Dey (56), editor of investigations with a tabloid here,
was shot dead in broad daylight by three assailants allegedly
affliated to gangster Chhota Rajan outside his house at Powai
on June 11, 2011.

While the crime branch has filed its chargesheet against
ten persons, it is yet to file its supplementary chargesheet
against journalist Jigna Vora, the eleventh arrested accused
in the case.

All the accused have been booked under the strict
provisions of MCOCA and various sections of IPC. After the
chargesheet is filed, a special MCOCA court would frame
charges against them.

On December 3, police had filed chargesheets against ten
arrested accused-- Rohee Thangappan Joseph alias Satish
Kalya, Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil
Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Vinod Asrani,
Paulson Joseph and Deepak Sisodia.

Thakare is also special public prosecutor in various other
cases including the July 11, 2006 serial train blasts,
Aurangabad Arms Haul case and murder case against
gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli.

PTI