J Dey murder: Cops search Jigna Vora's house

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 14:34 hrs

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IBNS) The Mumbai Police on Saturday searched residence of journalist Jigna Vora, who was arrested in connection with the killing of senior Mid Day crime beat journalist J Dey.

Confirming the search at Vora's Ghatkopar residence, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said her laptop has been seized.

However, he refused to divulge more details.

A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced Vora to police custody till Dec 1.

Vora has been charged under Section 120 (b) (conspiracy), 302 (murder) of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

The Mumbai-based scribe was arrested on Friday in connection to J Dey's murder in June this year by the underworld, media reports said.

Vora works with an English daily and her 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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