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J Dey murder case: HC upholds acquittal of former journalist Jigna Vora

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in May last year acquitted Vora on the grounds that merely passing on registration number of the victim’s motorcycle to gangster Chhota Rajan, the main accused, can’t be the basis to incriminate her.
Vora’s lawyer Meghshyam Kocharekar said journalists are used to speaking with criminals and it can’t be considered a crime.(HT file photo)
Vora’s lawyer Meghshyam Kocharekar said journalists are used to speaking with criminals and it can’t be considered a crime.(HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya

2012 Mumbai firing case: Chhota Rajan, 5 aides get eight years’ rigorous imprisonment

Rajan, Nityanand Nayak, Selvin Daniel, Rohit Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalia, Dilip Upadhyay and Talvinder Singh have been held guilty of attempt to murder, hatching a criminal conspiracy and working under an organised crime syndicate under the Indian Penal Code and MCOCA.
On October 3, 2012, Upadhyay and Singh followed Shetty’s car on a bike from his office in Andheri to his friend’s place in Andheri for dinner.(HT image)
On October 3, 2012, Upadhyay and Singh followed Shetty’s car on a bike from his office in Andheri to his friend’s place in Andheri for dinner.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | ByCharul Shah

Court gives nod for film on killer of journalist J Dey

Kalia and Rajan, along with seven others, were convicted in May last year for the murder of Dey, a senior crime reporter with the morning daily Mid-Day in Mumbai, in June 2011.
Ganesh Patil, the producer.(HT Photo)
Ganesh Patil, the producer.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 05:13 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Chhota Rajan got journalist killed to send out a message to media, says court

Special MCOCA judge, in his judgement in journalist J Dey’s murder case delivered on Wednesday, also said that Rajan’s ego would have been hurt by the articles written by the journalist.
Police escort Chhota Rajan at police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali, on November 2, 2015. Rajan was deported from Indonesia’s Bali in November 2015 and subsequently made an accused in the J Dey murder case.(Reuters file photo)
Police escort Chhota Rajan at police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali, on November 2, 2015. Rajan was deported from Indonesia’s Bali in November 2015 and subsequently made an accused in the J Dey murder case.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 03, 2018 07:34 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

After J Dey’s murder, Chhota Rajan’s calls to four journalists proved crucial evidence

The court noted that the extrajudicial confession (made out of the court and not part of the investigation) by Rajan is “cogent, trustworthy and reliable”
J Dey was murdered in 2011(Hindustan Times)
J Dey was murdered in 2011(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 03, 2018 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCharul Shah and Farhan Shaikh, Mumbai

J Dey murder case: What happened over 7 years

A chronology of events since the senior journalist’s murder in June 2011 in suburban Mumbai
Senior journalist J Dey was shot dead in June 2011.(HT FIle Photo)
Senior journalist J Dey was shot dead in June 2011.(HT FIle Photo)
Published on May 02, 2018 05:19 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Mumbai

J Dey verdict: Chhota Rajan gets life sentence, journalist Jigna Vora acquitted

A CBI court in Mumbai convicted Chhota Rajan and nine others in the J Dey murder case earlier in the day. One of them had died during the trial.
Police escort Chhota Rajan at police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali November 2, 2015. Rajan was deported from Indonesia’s Bali in November 2015 and subsequently made an accused in the J Dey murder case.(REUTERS File)
Police escort Chhota Rajan at police headquarters in Denpasar, Bali November 2, 2015. Rajan was deported from Indonesia’s Bali in November 2015 and subsequently made an accused in the J Dey murder case.(REUTERS File)
Updated on May 02, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByCharul Shah, Mumbai

J Dey murder case verdict | Highlights: Chhota Rajan and his men convicted, sentencing later today

The senior journalist was shot dead in June 2011 when he was on his way home in Powai
Senior journalist J Dey was shot dead in June 2011.(HT File Photo)
Senior journalist J Dey was shot dead in June 2011.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2018 12:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondents, Mumbai

J Dey murder was the most challenging case, says Mumbai crime branch cop who led probe

In an interview with HT, Ramesh Mahale talks about challenges and breakthroughs in the case
Ramesh Mahale
Ramesh Mahale
Updated on May 02, 2018 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDebasish Panigrahi, Mumbai

Special CBI court to deliver verdict in J Dey murder case today

Prosecution said Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was shot on the orders of gangster Chhota Rajan, who was allegedly instigated by another journalist, Jigna Vora, who worked with a different newspaper at the time.
Jyotirmoy Dey, who worked as editor (special investigation) for Mid Day newspaper, was shot dead on June 11, 2011, when he was on his way home in Powai(HT File Photo)
Jyotirmoy Dey, who worked as editor (special investigation) for Mid Day newspaper, was shot dead on June 11, 2011, when he was on his way home in Powai(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2018 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent
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