October 11th, 2011
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Chhota Rajan masterminded Dey murder

Chhota Rajan J DeyMumbai: Underworld don, Chhota Rajan masterminded the murder of prominent crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, the Mumbai police said. Mumbai Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “Underworld don Chhota Rajan is charged with Dey’s murder under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and will appear as a co-accused.”

The main motive behind Dey’s muder was the fear within Chhota Rajan’s gang that Dey’s reporting could jeopardize their supremacy in Mumbai. “They thought Dey’s reporting could harm them,” Nisar Tamboli, DCP,Mumbai said.

Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur who is the right hand man of underworld don Chhota Rajan was arrested. Rohee Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalya (34) and his associates Abhijeet Shinde (28), Arun Dake (27), Sachin Gaikwad (27), Anil Waghmode (35), Nilesh Shendge (34) and Mangesh Agawane (25) were among those arrested.

The investigative journalist was shot dead in broad daylight at Powai June 11. Dey was editor (special investigations) of Mumbai tabloid Mid Day and specialised in reporting on the underworld. He was known for his deep knowledge of the underworlds extensive network and intricacies. He is said to have had a large number of informers. He also authores several books on the various gangs involved in carrying out organized crime in the city.




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