Bombay High Court refuses to hand over J Dey case to CBI

The Bombay High Court has dismissed the petition seeking a CBI inquiry into the murder of crime journalist J Dey last month.

The petitions were filed by two journalists VP Patil and Ketan Tirodkar.

The duo had argued that the Police, which is currently investigating the murder, are not above suspicion in the death of the journalist and therefore cannot be trusted to carry out a professional investigation into the matter.

The Bombay High Court had even examined the case files of the Maharashtra Police Crime Branch to see if the case was being probed earnestly.

The Police has already claimed to have cracked the case, though some believe that the Police’s theory suffers from lack of proven motive. According to the Police, J Dey was finished off on the instructions of under-world king Chhotta Rajan, one of his long-time sources who used to talk to him for stories.

Tirodkar had alleged that the Police was divided into two factions — those supporting underworld don Chhota Shakeel and those supporting Chhota Rajan. “These factions have been operating for decades, and matters in Mumbai’s real estate industry are settled in connivance,” he said.