Mediapersons hold rally to protest Dey’s murder

The Press Club has demanded the resignation of state Home Minister RR Patil and Mumbai Police chief Arup Patnaik.

Updated: Jun 13, 2011, 15:36 PM IST

Mumbai: Mediapersons in Mumbai on Monday took out a procession to condemn the brutal killing of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey and demanded CBI probe into the
incident.

The journalists, belonging to both print and
electronic media organisations and associations, gathered at
Patrakar Sangh in south Mumbai and marched toward Mantralaya.

While assuring the agitating scribes at Mantralaya,
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said "The state government is
sensitive to feelings of journalists and is doing whatever it
can to bring the assailants to book," adding he was personally
monitoring the investigations.

Senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was shot dead in
suburban Powai on Saturday by unidentified assailants.

The newsmen, while demanding a CBI enquiry into the
killing, also sought resignation of Home Minister RR Patil
and Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik.

Organisations, including the Press Club, Mumbai
Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Mantralaya Ani Vidhimandal Vartahar
Sangh, Mumbai Crime Reporters` Association and TV Journalists`
Association, participated in the protest.

Earlier today, a delegation of Maharashtra Pradesh
Congress Committee (MPCC) met the chief minister at his
official residence and appealed him to take urgent and
appropriate steps to tackle the growing incidents of attacks
on mediapersons in the state.

PTI