J Dey killing: Journalist arrested

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 25, 2011 14:03 hrs

Mumbai, Nov 25 (IBNS) Mumbai-based scribe Jigna Vora was arrested on Friday in connection with the killing of senior Mid Day crime beat journalist J Dey in June this year by the underworld, media reports said.

Vora works with an English daily and his arrest came as a shock to the media world.

A Chhota Rajan gang associate- Paulson Joseph- was also arrested earlier.

Known as J Dey more than his full name Jyotirmoy Dey, the assassinated scribe was receiving death threats from the underworld.

Dey, who was 56, received five bullet injuries on June 11 and then was rushed to Hiranandani Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The scribe, who used to write on the underworld, was considered a key resource person on the matter. He was the Editor, Investigations, in Mid Day.

Dey had penned books on the underworld. They are "Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers" and "Khallas".

He previously worked with Indian Express and Hindustan Times.

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