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'J Dey may have lived had Vohra report been released'

Claiming veteran journalist J Dey would have been alive had the Vohra Committee Report been made public and implemented, former parliamentarian brigadier Sudhir Sawant has said he would move a public interest litigation for its release.

mumbai Updated: Jun 15, 2011 01:38 IST

Claiming veteran journalist J Dey would have been alive had the Vohra Committee Report been made public and implemented, former parliamentarian brigadier Sudhir Sawant has said he would move a public interest litigation for its release.

Sawant said the killing of the senior journalist was part of a planned offensive by the corporate-politician-mafia nexus, which has been attempting to eliminate honest officers and politicians. He said the system of corruption thrives on the contribution by corporates.

Sawant said had action been taken against the mafia they would have been wiped out and Dey would have been alive today.

He said a report prepared in 1995 by the Vohra Committee had laid bare the nexus but its recommendations were never implemented, which has resulted in the deterioration of the security scenario in the country. The report studied the problem of criminalisation of politics and of the nexus among criminals, politicians and bureaucrats in India.

Sawant demanded that the government appoint a commission for crime and terrorism. “The commission under the chairmanship of a serving army chief should have arresting and prosecuting powers,” he said.