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Journalist Jigna Vora gets bail in J Dey murder case

Observing she has a child to look after and is a single parent, a special court on Friday granted bail to Jigna Vora, held under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for her alleged complicity in the murder of fellow journalist Jyotirmoy Dey.

Special MCOCA court judge S M Modak ordered the release of Vora, who was arrested in November 25 last year and was in judicial custody, on a surety of Rs one lakh after observing that she had no criminal antecedents. He also noted that the charge sheet had been filed and her custody was no longer required. 

Jigna Vora
Jigna Vora has been granted bail after eight months in custody. File Pic

Special MCOCA court judge SM Modak ordered Vora's release on a surety of Rs one lakh after observing that she had no criminal antecedents. He also noted that the charge sheet had been filed and her custody was no longer required.

She has been charged under Section 120 (b) of IPC (conspiracy), read with 302 (murder) and MCOCA.

Dey, 56, was shot dead by four motorcycle-borne assailants in suburban Powai on June 11. 

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