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Sonia Gandhi condemns Mid Day scribe's murder

New Delhi , Sun, 12 Jun 2011 ANI

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Condemning the killing of senior journalist Jyotirmay Dey, who was working as a Special Editor (Investigation) with an English tabloid 'Mid-Day' in Mumbai, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday asked the Maharashtra Government to apprehend the culprits involved in the crime.


In her message, Gandhi expressed "shock and dismay" over the killing and said that such "dastardly acts" would not be tolerated in civilised society.


She said she was confident that the state government would act fast and decisively in investigating the murder


Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said police would conduct an inquiry into the incident to nab the culprits.


"Media plays an important role in democracy and efforts to terrorise media will be foiled," Chavan said.


Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said, the government has taken this incident very seriously and senior police officials have been asked to make all efforts to nab the culprits.


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.


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)


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