Anna writes to PM on J Dey’s murder

Anna has called J Dey’s murder an attack on democracy.

Updated: Jun 18, 2011, 16:50 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil admitted that the police have not found any vital clues in the killing of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look into the matter.

"Such deadly attacks on journalists are not a good sign for democracy. This is an attack on democracy and a tough law needs to be implemented by the central government to check any such instances involving journalists in the future," Hazare said.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, Anna Hazare requested the PM to look into the details of the case and take necessary actions.

A week after Dey`s murder close to his residence in Mumbai, police have not been able to gather any evidence from the three people who were detained in connection with the case. The three are believed to be members of Chhota Shakeel gang.

"Some criminals are very smart. They have not left any clues. That is why investigation is becoming a little tough," Patil had said drawing criticism from all parts of the society.

Dey, editor (special investigations) at Mid Day, was shot dead by four unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants on June 11sending shockwaves across the media community.

The Crime Branch had on June 13 released the sketch of one of the four suspects in the case.