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Dispelling rumours, RR Patil affirms J Dey was honest

MiD DAY senior scribe was murdered at the behest of a suspicious Chhota Rajan, says the home minister 

It came from none other than Home Minister RR Patil. Addressing a media briefing yesterday at Mantralaya, he commented on the gruesome murder of MiD DAY's Investigations Editor J Dey, and rejected the malicious stories that had appeared soon after he was gunned down at a Powai street in broad daylight on June 9.


Victim of suspicion: Home Minister R R Patil says J Dey (below) was
killed at the behest of Chhota Rajan, who suspected him of passing
sensitive information to his rival gangs.
file pic


Replying to queries, Patil said Dey was killed at the behest of Chhota Rajan, who suspected the scribe of passing sensitive information to his rival gangs. The Minister added that though Dey's financial condition was not so sound, the journalist was doing his job honestly. Patil's statement comes months after media reports that speculated on Dey's underworld nexus and personal life, which had been later refuted by the police.

Even the Bombay High Court had, during one of the hearings of a petition demanding a CBI inquiry into the case, spoken of restraining police officials from spreading unfounded rumours.

Hi-tech control room on the lines of London
In his informal chat yesterday, Patil spoke of the government's plans to set up a state-of-the-art control room for improving traffic and surveillance aspects, on the lines of the one in London. Patil, along with his deputy, Satej Patil, recently led a delegation of senior officials from the Mumbai police to the UK capital to study the security measures employed by the Scotland Yard.

He noted that CCTV cameras and GPRS technology were extensively used in London, to keep a check on rising crime and to control traffic. "I am impressed with the system and the way it was being operated," said the minister.

"There have been 1,200 computers and 80 huge screens to monitor the movements in the city through the CCTV network. A control room similar to that will be set up in Mumbai soon," said Patil, adding, "A system to monitor the footage will also be established."

Also, the Indian Railway authorities will be asked to close all unauthorised access points to stations as a security measure, the minister informed.

Hi-tech control room on the lines of London
In his informal chat yesterday, Patil spoke of the government's plans to set up a state-of-the-art control room for improving traffic and surveillance aspects, on the lines of the one in London. Patil, along with his deputy, Satej Patil, recently led a delegation of senior officials from the Mumbai police to the UK capital to study the security measures employed by the Scotland Yard.

He noted that CCTV cameras and GPRS technology were extensively used in London, to keep a check on rising crime and to control traffic. "I am impressed with the system and the way it was being operated," said the minister.

"There have been 1,200 computers and 80 huge screens to monitor the movements in the city through the CCTV network. A control room similar to that will be set up in Mumbai soon," said Patil, adding, "A system to monitor the footage will also be established."

Also, the Indian Railway authorities will be asked to close all unauthorised access points to stations as a security measure, the minister informed.

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