Mumbai Crime Branch cracks journalist murder case

08:37, June 28, 2011      

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The Mumbai Crime Branch Monday claimed they have cracked the murder case of India's veteran crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey and said that the seven suspects would be sent to police custody till July 4.

Seven suspects, who have been rounded up from various parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra, will be produced in the court later.

Three shooters have been arrested from Rameshwaram, three from Mumbai and one from Solapur. All seven accused work for the Chhota Rajan gang.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has announced reward one million Indian rupees (40,000 U.S. dollars) for the Mumbai crime branch team for cracking the case.

J. Dey, 56, Special Investigation Editor for Mid-Day tabloid newspaper, who extensively covered underworld and crime for over two decades, was gunned down by four assailants in suburban Powai area of Mumbai on June 11.

His post mortem report revealed that J. Dey was shot at from a close range. Five bullets were pumped into his chest, while four of them pierced his body, the fifth one ended up just under his right shoulder.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had earlier ruled out handing over the investigations into Dey's murder saying that the Mumbai police would crack the case soon.

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