Woman journalist arrested in Dey killing

Mumbai : A woman reporter with an English newspaper here was Friday arrested for alleged involvement in senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey’s killing, police said.

Jigna Vora had allegedly provided Dey’s mobile number and his location to mafia don Chhota Rajan, who claimed responsibility for the sensational June 11 killing.

Vora was arrested after being summoned by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch for investigation. She has worked with several Mumbai-based newspapers and is the eighth person to be arrested in the case.

She will be presented before a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here.

Dey, 56, Mid Day’s editor for special investigations, was gunned down near his residence in central Mumbai’s Powai by motorcycle-borne assailants.

Vora has been described as friendly with the late Dey and mediapersons, especially the crime journalists here, are shocked by the sudden turn of events leading to her arrest.

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