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Dey's killing: Maharashtra CM promises in-depth inquiry

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June 11, 2011 23:16 IST
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Condemning the killing of a senior journalist in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that police will conduct an in-depth inquiry into the incident to nab the culprits and ensure that they get stringent punishment.

"Media plays an important role in democracy and efforts to terrorise the media will be foiled," Chavan said after senior investigative journalist Jyoti Dey was shot dead by motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in Mumbai's central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon.

The chief minister, who was on an official tour to Pune, contacted the Mumbai police commissioner and directed him to carry out a detailed inquiry immediately into the incident.

"Dey's killers should be caught immediately and stringent action should be taken against them," he said, adding, "All steps would be taken to ensure that journalists are able to perform their duty without fear."


 

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