Mumbai: Journalist Associations here are
on a relay hunger strike Wednesday to press for a CBI probe into
the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.
On Monday, mediapersons had taken out a protest march
to demand the immediate arrest of the killers.
The Maharashtra government had assured scribes that it
would accept their demand to bring in a law to protect
journalists but refused to hand over the probe to CBI, saying
Mumbai Police should be given a fair chance to probe the case.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had also refused to
consider the demand for resignation of Home Minister R R Patil
and suspension of Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik.
In order to press for their demands, the scribes have
decided to continue their agitation by resorting to a relay
hunger strike today.
Journalists sat on a chain hunger strike in the
compound of Marathi Patrakar Bhavan at Azad Maidan here.
The Patrakar Hall Virodhi Kruti Samiti along with
other Associations are also participating in it.
Dey, who headed the crime bureau in Mid-Day tabloid,
was shot dead by four unidentified gunmen at Hiranandani
complex in suburban Powai on June 11.