State wants Interpol alert to trace Rajan
The Maharashtra government wants Interpol to issue a fresh red corner notice to trace underworld don Chhota Rajan, the main accused in the murder of Mid-Day journalist J Dey.mumbai Updated: Aug 02, 2011 00:48 IST
The Maharashtra government wants Interpol to issue a fresh red corner notice to trace underworld don Chhota Rajan, the main accused in the murder of Mid-Day journalist J Dey.
Dey, an investigative journalist, was shot dead near his residence in Powai, a northeast suburb of Mumbai, on June 11.
Home minister RR Patil told the legislative assembly on Monday that the state would request the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to intimate the Interpol.
"Rajan is the main conspirator in the killing of Dey. Police will name both Rajan and his associates as the main culprits in the case," Patil said.
A red corner notice is an arrest warrant circulated by the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) on behalf of the government of a particular country. It is a request from one country to another to arrest and deport the wanted individual.
A red corner notice for Rajan was issued in the past as well. But Patil said a fresh red corner notice is necessary.
Delay in law to protect scribes
Meanwhile, there could be further delay in bringing in a special law to prevent attacks on journalists. Patil said the cabinet sub-panel, headed by industries minister Narayan Rane, would submit its report on the draft bill in a month's time.