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Dey murder: Lawyer moves Bombay HC seeking CBI probe

June 15, 2011 12:57 IST
A lawyer on Wednesday approached the Bombay high court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was gunned down by unidentified assailants last week.

Advocate V P Patil mentioned the matter before the division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More. The matter has been kept for hearing for Thursday.

"Five days are over and government has done nothing. Reporters all over the country are agitated," Patil told the court. Demanding a CBI probe into the murder, Patil also sought for special protection to be given to journalists who complain of receiving threats.

The fifty-six-year-old editor of special investigations working with the Mumbai-based tabloid MiD DAY was shot dead on June 11 by four unidentified persons at suburban Powai. According to the police, Dey's recent articles on oil mafia and underworld could have led to the killing.

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