J Dey murder case: Court seeks Chhota Rajan's reply

Chhota Rajan has said he would agree to give voice samples only after consulting his lawyers.

Mumbai: In a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, a Mumbai Court on Friday sought Chhota Rajan's reply regarding the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI)'s plea to obtain permission to collect the underworld don's voice sample.

The next date of hearing in this case has been scheduled for February 11.

"We have to file a reply for CBI's application. They have demanded voice samples. We will file reply and then see," said Rajan's legal counsel Anshuman Sinha.

Meanwhile, Rajan has said he would agree to give voice samples only after consulting his lawyers.

"He first agreed but then said that he would decide on the matter only after discussing with his lawyer," said another advocate Avinash Rasal.

On January 19, the court gave CBI the permission to interrogate Rajan and adjourned the hearing till February 5 (today).

On January 7, Special Judge A.L. Pansare explained the J. Dey case to Rajan and sent him into custody.

Rajan, a former key aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested at Bali airport in Indonesia on October 25 after he arrived from Australia, and was later deported to India.

He is facing around 70 cases in Maharashtra, which includes the J Dey murder case.

Dey, a veteran crime reporter, was shot dead in Powai by motorcycle-borne shooters on June 11, 2011 allegedly at the command of Rajan.

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