Mumbai, June 12 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to arrest the culprits responsible for the murder of senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey at the earliest.
Chavan held an emergency meeting at his residence here, and took stock of the investigations.
State Home Minister R R Patil, Police Commissioner Patnaik, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and order) Rajnish Seth and several senior government officers attended the meeting.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Patil said that necessary measures would be taken by the government to protect the journalists.
Meanwhile, journalist organizations in Mumbai have decided to organize a protest rally at Mantralaya on Monday. The Press Club in Mumbai has demanded immediate investigation and action against the culprits.
Dey was shot dead by motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in Mumbai's central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon.
The postmortem report of Dey indicates that he was shot from close range. The report also shows that five bullets hit him, of which, four hit him in the left chest and one was lodged under the right shoulder
He was considered to be arguably India's best-connected writer on the Mumbai underworld. He spent most of his reporting career bringing out accounts of the goings-on in the Mumbai underworld for several newspapers.
He also wrote a book titled 'Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers' and 'Khallas' - considered a dictionary on the Mumbai underworld. (ANI)