While it seems that the police are still struggling to identify the killers and the motive behind the murder of senior journalist J Dey, additional commissioner of police, crime, Deven Bharati on Monday claimed that they had made “substantial progress”.
“Our investigation is more focused now. We are certainly going to crack the case,” Bharati said. The police will file a progress report in the Bombay high court on Tuesday.
Dey was shot dead at Powai on June 11.
Umeshchandra Sarangi, additional chief secretary (home), said the police had two leads, which they were still following. “We will give details on this case when we get the final breakthrough,” he said.
Bharati, however, claimed that the work of compiling the findings was in progress and these would be handed over to the advocate general after thorough review by supervising officers.
“The advocate general is being briefed about the probe and he will be handed over the progress report. He will be submitting the findings for the court’s perusal,” he said.
Sources said the progress report was almost 2,200 pages and had been compiled by three special teams that are investigating the case independently.
Bharati’s claim of making progress comes after the police were able to crack the password of one of Dey’s email accounts. “We are scanning the data retrieved from the email. We are hopeful it will give us some positive lead in the investigation,” Bharati told HT, refusing to share any of the findings.
However, sources said the police had found out from the emails that Dey was helping a Hindi film director on a film script. “The script is essentially based on the Mumbai mafia and the crimes committed by them,” sources said.