Court asks CBI for progress report in J Dey murder case
The city-based special court on Thursday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a progress report in connection with journalist J Dey’s murder in 2011 and adjourned the hearing to March 14.
Special judge for CBI cases SS Adkar sought the progress report saying it will help the court know how much more time the agency would need to complete the probe.
Meanwhile, deported gangster Chhota Rajan’s lawyer told the court that he was shown as ‘absonding’ in 68 cases in the state and he should be taken into custody in all cases as non-bailable warrants against him were pending in those cases.
Dey, a veteran crime reporter, was shot dead in suburban Powai by motorcycle-borne assailants on June 11, 2011, allegedly at the behest of Rajan. Rajan was allegedly peeved with Dey over some articles written by the latter.
Rajan is facing around 70 cases in Maharashtra, including Dey’s murder. The state government has handed all these cases to CBI. Rajan’s lawyer Avinash Khamkhedkar told the court that Rajan had given his voice sample to CBI (for the purpose of probe).