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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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Press corps targeted during riots in India

New York, August 14, 2012–At least three Indian journalists were attacked over the weekend during protests by Muslim groups calling for news coverage of the deaths of Muslims in the ongoing ethnic tension in the state of Assam, according to news reports.

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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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