Some of the most recent columns published by our Editor, Special Investigations, who passed away
Senior journalist and Investigations Editor with leading tabloid MiD DAY, J Dey was shot dead on Saturday afternoon in broad daylight by unidentified persons in Mumbai
Mr Dey wrote extensively on the underworld. Dey also authored two books, "Zero Dial: The Dangerous World of Informers" and "Khallas", on Mumbai's underworld.
Here's a compilation of opinions written on MiD DAY by the veteran scribe.
The fever has finally died down after the new Commissioner of Police and Director General of Police have been appointed.
Mobile phones are dangerous, at least for the denizens of the underworld. Take the case of the 600-odd gangsters killed in separate encounters in the past 16 years
Flight of the eaglesWhen the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber, goes an old adage. The adage is especially apt when it comes to controlling crime in the city. The eagles -- encounter specialists -- have been silent for far too long.(Read more) Confessions of a khabriThe name of one, possibly all informers in this book is real. Such a thing's possible because they've lived double lives for so long, hardly anyone knows their real names.
It is almost a decade since trendsetting ganglord Chhota Rajan's right-hand-man D K Rao was on the streets of Mumbai. And now, he is back.
There is a new fad going around. Mumbai's senior police officers have now taken to wearing black berets. Over the past few weeks almost all Indian Police Service (IPS) officers have been spotted wearing black berets with even inspectors emulating the seniors.
The flood of intelligence reports to security agencies warning of terror attacks often makes me wonder about two things its seriousness and more importantly its purpose. With terror alerts being issued by the dozen every single day, it may after all turn out to be the case of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'.
There is yet some hope for the Mumbai police, and it lies with Maharashtra's Home Minister Jayant Patil. The soft-spoken minister is clear that the Mumbai police need to be at par with its global counterparts.
Finally, after all these years, we have a proposed ruling that restricts intelligence officers from discussing their political rivals with ministers.
Sometimes it is great fun when one knows the inside story and allows others to play the game of deception.