Jigna Vora, the crime reporter arrested in connection with the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, approached a designated Mcoca (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) court on Tuesday seeking an in-camera trial in the case.
Public prosecutor Dilip Shah confirmed that Vora had filed the application, and said, "She has also sought that the media be restrained from carrying any story concerning the murder case or they should be directed to reveal their sources."
Designated MCOCA judge SM Modak has kept the application for hearing on December 20.
Vora was arrested on November 25 for allegedly passing key information about the slain journalist to fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan, who allegedly used it for killing the senior journalist.
The Mumbai police crime branch had on December 3 filed a 3,055-page charge sheet against 10 arrested accused - Joseph alias Satish Kalya, Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Vinod Asrani, Paulson Joseph and Deepak Sisodia.
A supplementary charge sheet is likely to be filed against Vora soon.
According to the prosecution, Rajan was upset over two articles written by Dey, which allegedly portrayed him in bad light.
Police claim Rajan murdered the journalist to send out a message to the media. In the charge sheet, police claim Vora instigated the fugitive underworld don.