Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey cremated

Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and a large number of media persons had turned up to pay their last respect to the senior journalist.

Dey, who worked as Editor (Special Investigation) in “Mid-Day,” was shot dead by four unidentified persons in suburban Powai on Saturday. He had extensively covered crime and underworld over two decades.

Dey is survived by his wife Shubha Sharma and mother. Bhujbal assured the victim’s family that the culprits would be arrested soon. “This is a very sad incident. A special team of the Crime Branch has already begun a probe into the murder. They are also looking into the involvement of persons associated with oil mafia and underworld,” the minister told reporters.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has called for an emergency meeting which will be attended by Home Minister R R Patil and Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik.

Seeking a more stringent law, media persons have demanded that attack on a journalist be made a non-bailable offence.

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