Mumbai: The Special court of Maharashtra
Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) on Friday remanded an
accused in police custody for allegedly providing the weapon
used for killing senior crime reporter J Dey till July 28.
Deepak Sisodia, who had allegedly given the 32 mm
US-made revolver to alleged Chotta Rajan aide Satish Kalya
near Nainital was arrested by the Nainital police.
Dey (56), working with the city-based English tabloid
Mid Day, was shot dead by four motorcycle-borne assailants in
suburban Powai on June 11.
Police had claimed that the journalist was eliminated
at the behest of gangster Chhota Rajan, who paid Rs 5 lakh to
the accused. However, they said the motive behind the killing
was not yet clear.
Sisodia is the ninth accused to be arrested in the case.
The police had arrested seven persons on June 27: Rohee
Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalya (34), Abhijeet Kasharam
Shinde (28), Arun Janardan Dake (27), Sachin Suresh Gaikwad
(27), Anil Bhanudas Waghmode (35), Nilesh Narayan Shedge alias
Bablu (34) and Mangesh Damodar Agawane (25).
They later arrested Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur, a
bookie and builder, is believed to be a close aide and
financier of Chhota Rajan.