J Dey murder case verdict to come at 5 PM today evening: On Wednesday, 5th May 2017, special Mumbai court, convicted the underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and 9 others in the murder case of the Mid-Day journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.
Though, Jigna Vora, a fellow journalist, who was alleged to have prompted Rajan against Dey was already released by the Mumbai court, as the court doesn’t find him guilty.
The Quantum of punishment is all set to be pronounced at 5 pm on Wednesday, 5th May 2018.
In this case, the prosecution has demanded the maximum punishment for the condemned, saying that J Dey was a famous reporter, who represented the 4th pillar of democracy.
Rajan is lodged in Tihar Jail in Delhi post his deportation to India subsequent to his arrest in Indonesia in October 2015.
This is the first main conviction for Rajan after he was deported to India subsequent to his arrest at Bali airport in Indonesia in around 2015.
In 2017, earlier time, Rajan was convicted by a court in Delhi which was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in a case of fake passports.
Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey – or J Dey, was allegedly shot by a seven-member gang joined to notorious gangster Chhota Rajan in Powai and the incident took place on the fated day of 11th June 2011.
Sister wants death sentence
J Dey’s sister Lina hopes that the accused will receive death sentences, she said, “I want…all the accused who aided and abetted in killing my brother get a maximum punishment of death and nothing less than that. Only then will I find peace,” Lina told TOI.
Dey had written several reports on the Mumbai underworld and at the time of his assassination, he was working on a story which was focus massively on the alleged criminal Chhota Rajan, calling him “chindi” (a small fry).
There was a sensational twist come in the murder case when the Mumbai police arrested Vora, then Deputy Bureau Chief of The Asian Age, Mumbai, on November 25, 2011, alongside 10 others.
This was emerged while; the probe that Vora was allegedly in regular contact with Chhota Rajan and it was she who provoked Rajan to kill Dey.
In 2015, June, the Special MCOCA Court had framed charges against all the 10 alleged people. They are: Rohit Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalya (28); Abhijeet Kasharam Shinde (27); Arun Janardhan Dake (27); Sachin Suresh Gaikwad (35); Anil Bhanudas Waghmode (35); Nilesh Narayan Shendge alias Bablu (34); Mangesh Damodar Agawane (25) (all who conducted recce and/or were shooters); Jigna Vora; weapon supplier Deepak Sisodia (28) of Dehradun; Joseph Paulson (43).
The trial restarted post-Rajan’s exile and the CBI took over the case and a complementary charge sheet that was filed in 2016. The CBI said Dey was penning 2 books on that period which only, showed Rajan in poor light, but also put arch-rival Dawood Ibrahim on a higher and an immense podium.
About 155 witnesses somehow remove, of which seven were declared antagonistic. Key witnesses were journalists to whom Rajan spoke post the assassination happened.
In 2011, the first charge sheet filed in the case, named, Satish Kaliya, Abhijeet Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Vinod Asrani, Paulson Joseph and Deepak Sisodia (all arrested) as accused people.
The last and the final arguments in the Special Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) Court had begun in February and mark its ending on early last month.