A senior journalist of English daily Asian Age was arrested Friday for her alleged role in the killing of crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey in June, said police.
Speaking to reports, joint police commissioner (crime) Himanshu Roy said, "Jigna Vora, deputy bureau chief of Asian Age, has been arrested as she played a role in the conspiracy hatched to murder J Dey."
Vora has been charged under Section 120 (b) (conspiracy), 302 (murder) of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). She was questioned by the crime branch in connection with the case several times.
According to sources, it's claimed that Vora was suspected to have provided the clues about J Dey's bike number to fugitive underworld don Chhota Rajan. Rajan allegedly got the journalist killed for putting out stories against him.
A Mumbai court remanded Vora to police custody till Dec 1.
Meanwhile, according to media report, a Mumbai-based underworld gang associate was arrested Friday in connection to J Dey's murder case. Ten gangsters have been arrested so far in connection with the case.
Jyotirmoy Dey, better known as J Dey, was receiving death threats from the underworld. Dey was shot dead by underworld gang in Powai in Mumbai June 11. He received five bullets on his chest.
The 65-year-old crime journalist and editor of investigation in Mid Day was a resourceful person on underworld activities.