Pithoragarh: A man who was suspected to have
procured the weapon used to kill Mumbai-based journalist J Dey
on Saturday surrendered in a court here in connection with another
case and was sent to judicial custody.
Ganesh Sorari alias Honey Dada surrendered in the court
of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Champawat, in connection with a
case of firing on a police team in 2007 filed against him in
Tanakpur police station, Superintendent of Police, Champawat,
Anant S Takwale said.
Sorari was refused bail by the court and was sent to
judicial custody in Lohaghat, he said.
The police was looking for Sorari in connection with the
case under IPC section 307 after he allegedly opened fire on a
police party when they had gone to Tanakpur area to
investigate a case, the SP said.
Sorari came into the news recently when he was suspected
to have procured the weapon used in the killing of
Mumbai-based journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot dead on
June 11 by motorcycle-borne persons allegedly with links to
The accused was reportedly hiding in the interior area
here, the SP said.