Jyotirmoy Dey

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Indian crime boss Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje, center, is escorted by Indonesian police in 2015 after his arrest in Bali. A Mumbai court today sentenced him to life in prison for the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey. (Reuters/Nyoman Budhiana/Antara Foto)

Mumbai court sentences crime boss, 8 others to life in jail for journalist murder

New Delhi, May 2, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed a Mumbai court’s convictions today of nine people, including the mastermind of the murder of investigative journalist Jyotirmoy Dey nearly seven years ago. A court that hears organized crime cases found crime boss Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje, alias Chhota Rajan, guilty of ordering Dey’s murder because…

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Parcel bomb kills Indian freelance journalist

New York, September 28, 2012–Indian authorities must determine the motive in a bomb attack that killed a freelance journalist in her home on Wednesday and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The confessed mastermind of the murder of crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, whose June 2011 funeral is shown here, remains free. (AP/Rajanish Kakade)

Mumbai police, media have failed Jyotirmoy Dey

New Delhi-based Tehelka weekly news magazine has published a scathing indictment of the police investigation into the 2011 killing of Mumbai crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey–and of the Indian media’s coverage of it. Beneath the allegations and the rumors, we still don’t know exactly why he was killed, while the self-confessed mastermind is a fugitive from…

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Arrests in Mumbai killing; accused mastermind at large

New York, June 27, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes news today that police in Mumbai have arrested seven suspects in the June 11 slaying of veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey. But CPJ is concerned that the alleged mastermind remains at large and that police have not identified a motive in the killing.

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Mumbai journalists pay tribute to J Dey. (AP/Rajanish Kakade)

Recalling J Dey, Mumbai’s heralded crime reporter

In the comfort of my London home, far from the dangers of crime reporting in Mumbai, the news flash on television seemed unreal. Senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey had been killed, pumped full of five bullets in broad daylight. I thought things like this only happened in Bollywood flicks, and that crime reporters in Mumbai never…

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Mumbai crime reporter killed in broad daylight

New York, June 13, 2011–Jyotirmoy Dey, a senior journalist and special investigations editor at Mumbai’s afternoon daily Midday, was killed last week, in broad daylight. His murder must be fully investigated as soon as possible, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.

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