Chhota Rajan Convicted Of Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey’s Murder; Asian Age’s Ex-Dy Editor Jigna Vora Acquitted

Chhota Rajan Convicted Of Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey’s Murder; Asian Age’s Ex-Dy Editor Jigna Vora Acquitted

The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Wednesday pronounced its verdict in the case involving the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.

Gangster Chhota Rajan has been convicted of murder and other charges under the MCOCA Act.

Former Deputy Editor at Asian Age Jigna Vora has been acquitted of all charges.

Dey was shot dead in Powai on June 11, 2011, by gunmen at the behest of gangster Chhota Rajan.

The prosecution examined 155 witnesses in the case, of which around 10 turned hostile.There were 14 accused in the case, out of which Vinod Asrani died and two are absconding.

 The 11 accused tried in the case were Chhota Rajan, Satish Kaliya, Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Paulson Joseph, Deepak Sisodia and journalist Jigna Vora.

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch filed its charge sheet in the case on December 3, 2011.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a supplementary charge sheet on August 5, 2016.

Rajan had told a journalist that he suspected Dey was working for D-company run by terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

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