Mumbai, June 27 (ANI): Mumbai Police's Crime Branch on Monday claimed to have cracked the case involving the murder of crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey after detaining seven persons.
Mumbai Crime Branch sources said that the seven suspects, who have been rounded up from various parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra, will be produced before a court.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik will hold a press conference later today to share details of the case.
Dey was shot dead by unidentified men outside a shopping mall in Powai on June 11.
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)