Mumbai, June 15 (ANI): Amid reports that three people have been detained in connection with the murder of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil on Wednesday said the investigation is still on into the case.
According to reports, Mumbai Police has detained three people in connection with the murder of Dey, who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon.
The three men are presently being interrogated by a team of Mumbai Crime Branch officials to find out about the extent of their involvement in the sensational murder case.
The men, who reportedly belong to the Chhota Shakeel gang, have been identified as Mateen, Iqbal Hateyla and Anwar.
The postmortem report of Dey indicated 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
Jyotirmoy Dey was 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)