Mumbai: Condemning the killing of a senior
journalist here, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan
on Saturday said that police will conduct an in-depth inquiry into
the incident to nab the culprits and ensure that they get
"Media plays an important role in democracy and efforts
to terrorise media will be foiled," Chavan said after senior
investigative journalist Jyoti Dey was shot dead by
motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in Mumbai`s
central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon.
The Chief Minister, who was on an official tour to Pune,
contacted the Mumbai Police Commissioner and directed him to
carry out a detailed inquiry immediately into the incident.
"Dey`s killers should be caught immediately and stringent
action should be taken against them," he said, adding, "All
steps would be taken to ensure that journalists are able to
perform their duty without fear."
The Chief Minister expressed his condolence on Dey`s