Cops investigating Dey’s foreign trip
During investigations into the J Dey murder, the police found that he had gone on a trip to western Europe (England, Ireland and Switzerland) between April 28 and May 5 this year.mumbai Updated: Jun 18, 2011 02:05 IST
During investigations into the J Dey murder, the police found that he had gone on a trip to western Europe (England, Ireland and Switzerland) between April 28 and May 5 this year.
Though his family members were aware of the trip, they did not know the purpose of the vacation. “His family was told it was a pleasure trip. We checked with the travel agency and found he had travelled alone. He paid for the trip partly in cash and partly through his credit card,” Bharti added.
The police also scanned the contents of a courier package that Dey had sent to the Philippines Tourism and Marketing office in New Delhi, the day he was shot dead.
“It contained his passport and visa application form. This indicates he was planning to travel to the Philippines,” Bharti added. To a question as to whether the police were investigating a property related matter, which Dey was supposedly working on, Bharti replied in the affirmative.
Meanwhile, the police continued to question Anwar Sheikh and Mateen alias Iqbal Hakla for the third day in the hope of learning why the latter had owned up to the crime.
“We are trying to find out why Mateen tried to mislead us,” Bharti said.
In fact, based on Mateen’s revelations, the police have brought a notorious underworld sharpshooter Raja D Salvi alias D Raja from Ambewadi in Pune and are questioning him.
Mateen had allegedly told the police that Raja had been hired and participated in the crime. While Mateen, an alleged Chhota Shakeel henchman, is originally from Jogeshwari, Raja, who earlier worked for Chhota Rajan before recently defecting to the Shakeel camp, is from the Antop Hill area.
The police continued to question alleged oil mafia kingpin Mohammad Ali and more than 20 police informers, underworld hirelings and those close to the deceased journalist, on Friday.